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Subject: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/10 at 4:27 am

January 1st 1970 - Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/10 at 5:56 am

January 3rd 1970 - "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City NY after 1508 performances

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/10 at 3:47 pm

January 12th 1970 - Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/10 at 3:58 pm

January 12th 1970 – Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/10 at 2:28 pm

January 15th 1970 Israeli archaeologists reported uncovering the first evidence supporting the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by military forces of the ancient Roman Empire.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Davester on 01/15/10 at 6:13 pm


January 15th 1970 Israeli archaeologists reported uncovering the first evidence supporting the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by military forces of the ancient Roman Empire.


  I'd like to know what exactly was discovered about this...

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/10 at 3:52 am

January 16th 1970 - Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/10 at 3:52 am

January 16th 1970 - Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Frank on 01/17/10 at 11:24 pm


January 16th 1970 - Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause

He never played another MLB game.  :\'(

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/19/10 at 5:49 pm


January 16th 1970 - Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya



Hooray! Hooray!
:-\\

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 02/10/10 at 12:43 am

February 10th 1970 – Sylvester Stallone's first film Italian Stallion is released.


How about that!!

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: dogwelder on 02/10/10 at 11:31 pm

billboard today......yet 1970!

1970 Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)/ Everybody Is a Star Sly & the Family Stone

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/10 at 6:34 am

February 14th 1970  "Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/10 at 6:21 am

February 21st 1970  Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 02/24/10 at 12:46 am

February 24th 1970 – National Public Radio is founded in the United States.

Wow! I had no idea it had been around for 40 whole years.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: yelimsexa on 04/01/10 at 9:23 am

On many of the "years ago threads", I will be posting video clips. Here we have a brief moment of the Philadelphia 76ers back at the Spectrum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCUDsZ-MJ28

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 04/11/10 at 4:20 pm

April 11, 1970: Apollo 13 is launched, but the mission would fail two days later, en route to the Moon, when a fault in the electrical system of one of the Service Module's oxygen tanks produced an overpressure rupture which caused a loss of electrical power and failure of both oxygen tanks.

The very same day, the Beatles' "Let It Be" peaked at #1 on the U.S. charts, one day after the Beatles announced their official breakup.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Frank on 04/12/10 at 11:07 am


April 11, 1970: Apollo 13 is launched, but the mission would fail two days later, en route to the Moon, when a fault in the electrical system of one of the Service Module's oxygen tanks produced an overpressure rupture which caused a loss of electrical power and failure of both oxygen tanks.



Oh, I remember that one.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: yelimsexa on 04/15/10 at 7:55 am

Here's Johnny (not Mr. Carson!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO5z2xUNUpU

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: yelimsexa on 05/04/10 at 6:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OmZvyNrzAs

Can't believe it's been 40 years for those who were there.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Frank on 05/10/10 at 1:55 pm

May 10, 1970.
NHL: Bobby Orr scores his most famous goal (cup-clinching goal) , then dives into the air to celebrate.
Possibly the most famous hockey goal ever.

http://sportvantage.com/vantage/controlPanel/uploads/images/bobby%20orr.jpg

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/10 at 4:45 pm

June 4th 1970 – Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/10 at 4:12 am

July 3rd 1970 – The Troubles: the "Falls Curfew" begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/10 at 4:12 am

July 3rd 1970 – A British Dan-Air De Havilland Comet chartered jetliner crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 113 people.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/10 at 5:04 am

September 12th 1970 – Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/10 at 3:07 am

September 19th 1970 – The first Glastonbury Festival is held at Michael Eavis's farm in Glastonbury, United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/10 at 3:07 am

September 19th 1970 – Kostas Georgakis, a Greek student of Geology, sets himself ablaze in Matteotti Square in Genoa, Italy as a protest against the dictatorial regime of Georgios Papadopoulos.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Nostalgic on 09/21/10 at 3:47 am

Here are the top 50 biggest songs in the U.S. for 1970, according to Billboard magazine:

1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER - Simon and Garfunkel - no. 1
2 (THEY LONG TO BE) CLOSE TO YOU - Carpenters - no. 1
3 AMERICAN WOMAN c/w NO SUGAR TONIGHT - Guess Who - no. 1
4 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN' ON MY HEAD - B.J. Thomas - no. 1
5 WAR - Edwin Starr - no. 1
6 AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH - Diana Ross - no. 1
7 I'LL BE THERE - Jackson 5 - no. 1
8 GET READY- Rare Earth
9 LET IT BE - Beatles - no. 1
10 BAND OF GOLD - Freda Payne

11 MAMA TOLD ME (NOT TO COME) - Three Dog Night - no. 1
12 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL - Ray Stevens - no. 1
13 MAKE IT WITH YOU - Bread - no. 1
14 HITCHIN' A RIDE - Vanity Fair
15 ABC - Jackson 5 - no. 1
16 THE LOVE YOU SAVE - Jackson 5 - no. 1
17 CRACKLIN' ROSIE - Neil Diamond - no. 1
18 CANDIDA - Dawn
19 THANK YOU (FALLETTIN ME BE MICE ELF AGIN) c/w EVERYBODY IS A STAR - Sly And The Family Stone - no. 1
20 SPILL THE WINE - Eric Burdon and War

21 O-O-H CHILD c/w DEAR PRUDENCE - Five Stairsteps
22 SPIRIT IN THE SKY - Norman Greenbaum
23 LAY DOWN (CANDLES IN THE RAIN) - Melanie & The Edwin Hawkins Singers
24 BALL OF CONFUSION (THAT'S WHAT THE WORLD IS TODAY) - Temptations
25 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET - Moments
26 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN' BILLY? - Poppy Family
27 ALL RIGHT NOW - Free
28 I WANT YOU BACK - Jackson 5 - no. 1
29 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME - Bobby Sherman
30 GREEN-EYED LADY - Sugarloaf

31 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I'M YOURS) - Stevie Wonder
32 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE - Blues Image
33 VENUS - Shocking Blue - no. 1
34 INSTANT KARMA (WE ALL SHINE ON) - John Lennon
35 PATCHES - Clarence Carter
36 LOOKIN' OUT MY BACK DOOR c/w LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT - Creedence Clearwater Revival
37 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA - Brook Benton
38 SOMETHING'S BURNING - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
39 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME - Chairman Of The Board
40 LOVE GROWS (WHERE MY ROSEMARY GOES) - Edison Lighthouse

41 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD c/w FOR YOU BLUE - Beatles - no. 1
42 SNOWBIRD - Anne Murray
43 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE - Marmalade
44 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL - Eddie Holman
45 THE RAPPER - Jaggerz
46 HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - Hollies
47 TIGHTER, TIGHTER - Alive And Kicking
48 COME AND GET IT - Badfinger
49 CECELIA - Simon And Garfunkel
50 LOVE LAND - Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

And here are the top 10 biggest hits in the U.K. for 1970:

1 THE WONDER OF YOU - Elvis Presley
2 YELLOW RIVER - Christie
3 IN THE SUMMERTIME - Mungo Jerry
4 BAND OF GOLD - Freda Payne
5 SOMETHING - Shirley Bassey
6 WAND'RIN' STAR - Lee Marvin
7 SPIRIT IN THE SKY - Norman Greenbaum
8 TWO LITTLE BOYS - Rolf Harris
9 ALL RIGHT NOW - Free
10 COTTONFIELDS - Beach Boys

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: AmericanGirl on 09/21/10 at 9:51 pm

In September of 1970 I was starting 6th grade.  Now my sixth grade teacher freaked me out.  Why? 

She spanked us - with a wooden paddle.  :o

Admittedly I was in a class that makes Kotter's Sweathogs look like kings of discipline - but still -

(My how things change...)

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/10 at 5:07 am

September 25th 1970 – Cease-fire between Jordan and the Fedayeen ends fighting triggered by four hijackings on September 6 and 9.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/10 at 3:04 am

September 26th 1970 – The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²).

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/10 at 10:46 pm

October 2nd 1970 – A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 10/02/10 at 1:28 am


October 2nd 1970 – A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.


...also, American actress and talk-show personality Kelly Ripa was born.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Fairee07 on 10/02/10 at 5:26 pm

Even though I wasn't even born yet, I find it hard to believe that 1970 was 40 years ago!

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/10 at 12:44 pm

October 5th 1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/10 at 12:44 pm

October 5th 1970 – Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/10 at 5:22 am

October 9th 1970 – The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Frank on 10/09/10 at 11:46 am


October 5th 1970 – Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis.


I remember that, I was in 2nd grade. The FLQ made life difficult for us English speakers at the time. Beiing an english speaking kid in a french school, I had many french kids make life difficult for me back then.  :-\\

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/10 at 4:35 am

October 10th 1970 – Fiji becomes independent.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/10 at 4:36 am

October 10th 1970 – In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Frank on 10/11/10 at 2:03 am


October 10th 1970 – In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.


He was eventually killed.  :\'(

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/10 at 1:31 pm

October 15th 1970 – Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/10 at 1:31 pm

October 15th 1970 – The domestic Soviet Aeroflot Flight 244 is hijacked and diverted to Turkey.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/10 at 6:50 am

October 16th 1970 – In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/10 at 1:31 am

October 17th 1970 – Montreal, Quebec: Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte murdered by members of the FLQ terrorist group.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/10 at 1:56 am

October 17th 1970 - Anwar Sadat sworn in as president of Egypt

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/10 at 2:06 pm

October 21st 1970 - 777 Unification church couples wed in Korea

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/10 at 2:06 pm

October 21st 1970 - Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/10 at 2:06 pm

October 21st 1970 - Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/10 at 2:19 am

October 23rd 1970 - Gary Gabelich sets auto speed record 622.4 mph (1,001 kph)

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/10 at 3:31 am

October 24th 1970 - Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/10 at 3:31 am

October 24th 1970 - Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/10 at 1:09 pm

October 25th 1970 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Nostalgic on 10/26/10 at 3:21 am


October 24th 1970 - Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show


http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/06/laughing.gif

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/10 at 1:26 pm

October 26th 1970 - "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/10 at 1:26 pm

October 26th 1970 - Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/10 at 6:22 am

October 26th 1970 – In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/10 at 1:36 pm

November 1st 1970 – Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France kills 146 young people.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/10 at 1:59 pm

November 4th 1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization – The United States turns control of the Binh Thuy Air Base in the Mekong Delta over to South Vietnam.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/10 at 2:00 pm

November 4th 1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization – The United States turns control of the Binh Thuy Air Base in the Mekong Delta over to South Vietnam.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/10 at 2:00 pm

November 4th 1970 – Genie, a 13-year-old feral child is found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/10 at 1:45 pm

November 4th 1970 – Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 3:12 am

November 7th 1970 - "Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 3:12 am

November 7th 1970 - Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/10 at 12:27 pm

November 8th 1970 - Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/10 at 12:19 pm

November 9th 1970 – Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6 to 3 against hearing a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/10 at 12:41 pm

November 9th 1970 - Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Frank on 11/09/10 at 12:51 pm


November 8th 1970 - Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal

And the man had only a partial foot, as well.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/10 at 12:16 pm

November 10th 1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization – For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/10 at 12:16 pm

November 10th 1970 – The Soviet Lunar probe Lunokhod 1 is launched.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/10 at 12:30 pm

November 12th 1970 – The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous "exploding whale" incident.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/10 at 12:30 pm

November 12th 1970 – The 1970 Bhola cyclone makes landfall on the coast of East Pakistan becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone in history.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/10 at 1:20 am

November 13th 1970 – The Bhola tropical cyclone hit the densely populated Ganges Delta in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/10 at 11:55 am

November 13th 1970 - VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/10 at 1:45 am

November 14th 1970 – Soviet Union enters ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of organization.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/10 at 1:46 am

November 14th 1970 – Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including members of the Marshall University football team.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/10 at 5:31 am

1970 – Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/10 at 5:31 am

1970 – Luna program: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/10 at 5:31 am

1970 – Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/10 at 9:30 am

1970 - Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/10 at 9:36 am

1970 - British newspaper The Sun puts first pinup girl on page 3 (Stephanie Rahn)

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Frank on 11/18/10 at 1:47 am

When I look at this thread, it's hard to believe that "40 years ago" was the early 70s.
Anyone else feel that way?

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/10 at 1:12 pm


When I look at this thread, it's hard to believe that "40 years ago" was the early 70s.
Anyone else feel that way?
Yeap!

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/10 at 1:12 pm

November 18th 1970 – U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for $155 million USD in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/10 at 2:04 pm

November 18th 1970 - Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/10 at 3:28 am

November 21st  1970 – Vietnam War: Operation Ivory Coast – A joint Air Force and Army team raids the Son Tay prison camp in an attempt to free American prisoners of war thought to be held there.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/10 at 1:50 pm

November 25th 1970 – Failing to instigate a military coup to restore the powers of the Emperor of Japan, Yukio Mishima  committed the ritual suicide seppuku at the Japan Self-Defense Forces headquarters in Tokyo.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/10 at 2:52 pm

November 26th 1970 – In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/10 at 12:23 am

1970 - George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/10 at 12:24 am

1970 - Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/10 at 1:20 pm

1970 - George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 12:17 pm

1970 - Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 12:17 pm

1970 - NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 12:18 pm

1970 - Independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes People Democratic Republic of Yemen

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/10 at 1:06 am

1970 – The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/10 at 12:52 am

1970 – October Crisis: In Montreal, Quebec, kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross is released by the Front de libération du Québec terrorist group after being held hostage for 60 days. Police negotiate his release and in return the Canadian government grants five terrorists from the FLQ's Chenier Cell their request for safe passage to Cuba

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/10 at 3:13 am

1970 - Unemployment in US increases to 5.8%

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: CeeKay on 12/06/10 at 9:13 am

1970 - Partridge Family's "I Think I Love You" was #1 on the Billboard Charts  ???

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/10 at 1:27 pm

1970 – Polish 1970 protests: In Gdynia soldiers fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/26/10 at 2:40 am

1970 - American missionary and apologist Francis Schaeffer wrote in a letter: 'We can fail after we are truly Christians because becoming a Christian does not rob us of our true humanity.'

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: CeeKay on 12/26/10 at 6:42 am

12/26/70 - the Grateful Dead played at Legion Stadium in El Monte, CA.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/27/10 at 3:54 am

1970 - "Hello, Dolly!" closes at St James Theater NYC after 2844 performances

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/11 at 3:53 am

1971 – Cigarette advertisements are banned on American television.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/11 at 3:09 am

1971 – The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic football match

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/11 at 8:40 am

1971 - A team of Israeli scholars announced the discovery in Jerusalem of a 2,000-year-old skeleton of a crucified male. Found in a cave-tomb, it was the first direct physical evidence of the well-documented Roman method of execution.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/11 at 12:34 pm

1971 – The first One Day International cricket match is held between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/11 at 2:17 pm

1971 - Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, suffers a heart attack, misses the 1971 season, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/11 at 4:23 am

1971 - George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/11 at 1:17 am

1971 – The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/11 at 12:20 am

1971 – The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/11 at 5:09 am

1971 - John & Yoko record "Power to the People"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/11 at 2:40 am

1971 – Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/11 at 12:41 pm

1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 14 – Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/11 at 12:41 pm

1971 – The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begin in Detroit, Michigan.

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Written By: nally on 02/09/11 at 11:32 am

February 9, 1971: A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, and was centered in the north part of said area.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/11 at 1:45 pm

1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/11 at 1:46 pm

1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned moon landing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/11 at 12:24 pm

1971 – Eighty-seven countries, including the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/11 at 1:14 am

1971 – Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.

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Written By: karen on 02/15/11 at 10:40 am

15 February 1971 was Decimal Day in the UK and Ireland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/11 at 3:48 pm


15 February 1971 was Decimal Day in the UK and Ireland.
A day I remember very well, and I did have those new coins on the first available day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/11 at 3:48 pm


A day I remember very well, and I did have those new coins on the first available day.
...those coins were spent a long time ago.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/11 at 6:46 am

1971 - Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/11 at 12:34 pm

1971 – The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/11 at 12:47 pm

1971 – The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed 3 days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/11 at 1:09 pm

1971 – The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/11 at 2:01 am

1971 – U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/11 at 12:58 am

1971 – Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/11 at 1:28 pm

1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistani Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/11 at 1:28 pm

1971 – The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/11 at 1:11 am

1971 – East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/11 at 12:08 pm

1971 – My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/11 at 12:08 pm

1971 – A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/11 at 11:19 am

1971 – President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/11 at 2:27 am

1971 – Ping Pong Diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a weeklong visit.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/11 at 5:01 am

1941 – World War II: The Italian convoy Duisburg, directed to Tunisia, is attacked and destroyed by British ships.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/11 at 5:01 am

1941 – Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians throws the only Opening Day no-hitter in the history of Major League Baseball, beating the Chicago White Sox 1-0.

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Written By: Nostalgic on 04/16/11 at 7:27 am

Here are the top 40 biggest hits of 1971 in the U.S.:

1 JOY TO THE WORLD - Three Dog Night - no. 1
2 MAGGIE MAY c/w REASON TO BELIEVE - Rod Stewart - no. 1
3 IT'S TOO LATE c/w I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE - Carole King - no. 1
4 ONE BAD APPLE - Osmonds - no. 1
5 HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART? - Bee Gees - no. 1
6 INDIAN RESERVATION - Raiders - no. 1
7 GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL - Donny Osmond
8 TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS - John Denver
9 JUST MY IMAGINATION (RUNNING AWAY WITH ME) - Temptations - no. 1
10 KNOCK THREE TIMES - Dawn - no. 1

11 ME AND BOBBY McGEE - Janis Joplin - no. 1
12 TIRED OF BEING ALONE - Al Green
13 WANT ADS - Honey Cone - no. 1
14 SMILING FACES SOMETIMES - Undisputed Truth
15 TREAT HER LIKE A LADY - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose
16 YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND - James Taylor - no. 1
17 MR BIG STUFF - Jean Knight
18 BROWN SUGAR - Rolling Stones - no. 1
19 DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN - Lee Michaels
20 THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN - Joan Baez

21 WHAT'S GOING ON? - Marvin Gaye
22 UNCLE ALBERT - ADMIRAL HALSEY - Paul & Linda McCartney - no. 1
23 AIN'T NO SUNSHINE - Bill Withers
24 SIGNS - Five Man Electrical Band
25 SHE'S A LADY - Tom Jones
26 SUPERSTAR - Murray Head And The Trinidad Singers
27 I FOUND SOMEONE OF MY OWN - Free Movement
28 AMOS MOSES - Jerry Reed
29 TEMPTATION EYES - Grass Roots
30 SUPERSTAR - Carpenters

31 MY SWEET LORD c/w ISN'T IT A PITY - George Harrison - no. 1
32 SWEET AND INNOCENT - Donny Osmond
33 PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND - Ocean
34 CHICK-A-BOOM - Daddy Dewdrop
35 FOR ALL WE KNOW - Carpenters
36 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT - Sammi Smith
37 RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS - Carpenters
38 IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND - Gordon Lightfoot
39 GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES - Cher - no. 1
40 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE - Jackson 5

The ten biggest hits of 1971 in the U.K.:

1   MY SWEET LORD - George Harrison
2   MAGGIE MAY - Rod Stewart 
3   CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP - Middle Of The Road 
4   KNOCK THREE TIMES - Dawn 
5   HOT LOVE - T-Rex 
6   THE PUSHBIKE SONG - Mixtures 
7   NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE - New Seekers 
8   I'M STILL WAITING - Diana Ross 
9   HEY GIRL, DON'T BOTHER ME - Tams 
10   GET IT ON - T-Rex 

The biggest hits of 1971 in Australia:

1 EAGLE ROCK - Daddy Cool
2 MY SWEET LORD - George Harrison
3 THE PUSHBIKE SONG - Mixtures
4 DADDY COOL - Drummond
5 L.A. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - Susan Raye
6 I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM - Helen Reddy
7 KNOCK THREE TIMES - Dawn
8 BANKS OF THE OHIO - Olivia Newton-John
9 ROSE GARDEN - Lynn Anderson
10 ELEANOR RIGBY - Zoot

11 TOO YOUNG TO BE MARRIED - Hollies
12 LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL SONG - Dave Mills
13 MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE - Rod Stewart
14 I THINK I LOVE YOU - The Partridge Family
15 BAND OF GOLD - Freda Payne
16 IT'S A SIN TO TELL A LIE - Gerry Monroe
17 ME AND BOBBY McGEE - Janis Joplin
18 I DID WHAT I DID FOR MARIA - Tony Christie
19 CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP - Lally Stott
20 I HEAR YOU KNOCKIN' - Dave Edmunds

21 ANOTHER DAY - Paul McCartney
22 SHE'S A LADY - Tom Jones
23 MOZART : SYMPHONY No.40 IN G MINOR - K550 1ST MOVEMENT (ALLEGRO MOLTO) - Waldo De Los Rios
24 MAMY BLUE - Joel Dayde
25 HOT LOVE - T.Rex

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/11 at 12:44 am

1971 – The People's Republic of Bangladesh forms, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Mujibnagor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/11 at 11:56 am

1971 – Vietnam War: Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C..

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/11 at 11:56 am

1971 – Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/11 at 11:56 am

1971 – Charles Manson is sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/11 at 2:32 pm

1971 - Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/11 at 2:09 am

1971 – Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut 1.

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Written By: Nostalgic on 05/19/11 at 12:49 am

Here are the top grossing films in the U.S. 40 years ago (1971):

Rank; Title; Studio; Actors; Gross
1. Fiddler on the Roof; United Artists; Topol; $38,261,000
2. The French Connection; 20th Century Fox; Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider; $32,500,000
3. Summer of '42; Warner Bros.; Jennifer O'Neill; $26,315,000
4. Diamonds Are Forever; United Artists; Sean Connery and Jill St. John; $20,500,000
5. Dirty Harry; Warner Bros.; Clint Eastwood; $19,727,000
6. Carnal Knowledge Embassy; Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen and Art Garfunkel; $18,000,000
7. A Clockwork Orange; Warner Bros.; Malcolm McDowell; $17,000,000
8. Klute; Warner Bros.; Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Roy Scheider; $14,075,000
9. The Last Picture Show; Columbia; Timothy Bottoms, Cybil Shepherd, Ellen Burstyn and Jeff Bridges; $13,100,000
10. Bedknobs and Broomsticks; Walt Disney Productions; Angela Lansbury; $11,426,000

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/11 at 12:32 pm

1971 – The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/11 at 1:43 am

1971 – Mariner program: Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface, and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface, of Mars.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/11 at 1:43 pm

1971 – Soyuz program: Soyuz 11 launches.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/11 at 1:43 pm

1971 – A midair collision between a Hughes Airwest Douglas DC-9 jetliner and a United States Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet fighter near Duarte, California claims 50 lives.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/11 at 1:43 pm

1971 – Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Khanh between Australian and Vietnamese communist forces begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/17/11 at 12:21 pm

1971 – President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs.

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Written By: nally on 06/19/11 at 12:26 am


1971 – President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs.

The very next day (June 18, 1971), I believe, was the day my dad graduated from high school. :)

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Written By: AmericanGirl on 06/19/11 at 2:47 pm

Wow - June 1971, what a time for me  :o

My family was in the process of a big move, away from ultra-urban Chicago off to a farm in rural Michigan.  I was between 6th and 7th grade, entering Junior High.  (I welcomed the move - I didn't care for the overcrowded Chicago public school that I had been in -  :-\\ - this had to be better, I thought.)  Life was in a personal upheaval for me.  But the music on the radio was awesome!

A few favorite songs of mine from that timeframe:

Doors - Love Her Madly
Honey Cone - Want Ads
Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy
Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds - Don't Pull Your Love
Carole King - It's Too Late
Chicago - Beginnings
Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (the Ecology)
Joe Cocker - High Time We Went
Jackson 5 - Never Can Say Goodbye
Paul Revere & Raiders - Indian Reservation
Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
Chase - Get It On
George Harrison - What Is Life
Santana - Oye Como Va
Paul McCartney - Another Day
Five Man Electrical Band - Signs

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/11 at 2:14 pm

1971 – After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East in New York, New York, the "Church of Rock and Roll".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/11 at 1:35 pm

1971 – The Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft suffered an uncontrolled decompression during preparations for reentry, killing cosmonauts Vladislav Volkov, Georgiy Dobrovolskiy and Viktor Patsayev—the only human deaths to occur in space.

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Written By: nally on 07/03/11 at 10:30 pm

July 3, 1971: Jim Morrison (age 27), frontman of the American rock band The Doors, passed away from what was believed to be a heroin overdose.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/11 at 4:00 am

1971 – Hassan II of Morocco survives an attempted coup d'état, which lasts until June 11.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 10:54 am

1971 – Copper mines in Chile are nationalized.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/12/11 at 3:50 pm

1971 – The Australian Aboriginal flag is flown for the first time.

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Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/12/11 at 3:56 pm


July 3, 1971: Jim Morrison (age 27), frontman of the American rock band The Doors, passed away from what was believed to be a heroin overdose.


I remember hearing the news back then.  I was stunned and saddened.  I couldn't help but think, 'Geez - we just lost Jimi, and Janis, now this?'

  :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/11 at 2:29 pm

1971 – Apollo Program: launch of Apollo 15 on the first Apollo "J-Mission", and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 1:10 am

1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 15 Mission – David Scott and James Irwin on the Apollo Lunar Module module Falcon land on the Moon with the first Lunar Rover.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 1:10 am

1971 – An All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 and a Japanese Air Force F-86 collide over Morioka, Japan killing 162.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/11 at 5:02 am

1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/11 at 12:32 pm

1971 – The first Pacific Islands Forum (then known as the "South Pacific Forum") is held in Wellington, New Zealand, with the aim of enhancing cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/11 at 10:54 am

1971 – The Troubles: The British security forces in Northern Ireland launch Operation Demetrius. Hundreds of people are arrested and interned, thousands are displaced, and twenty are killed in the violence that follows.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 7:48 am

1971 - Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/11 at 12:28 pm

1971 – President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/11 at 12:28 pm

1971 – Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/11 at 12:14 pm

1971 – Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 5:25 am

1971 – A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/11 at 1:20 pm

1971 – J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/11 at 12:11 am

1971 – An attempted coup fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/11 at 1:42 am

1971 – In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/11 at 2:28 am

1971 – The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, which eventually results in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/11 at 1:23 am

1971 – Following a failed coup attempt, Mao Zedong's second-in-command Lin Biao died in a plane crash while attempting to flee the People's Republic of China.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 10:10 am

1971 - First broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC-TV

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 2:11 am

1971 – Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, makes landfall in Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 11:47 am

1971 – Montagnard troops of South Vietnam revolt against the rule of Nguyen Khanh, killing 70 ethnic Vietnamese soldiers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 1:25 am

1971 – Hurricane Irene departed Nicaragua to become the first known tropical cyclone to successfully cross from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 11:51 am

1971 – Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/11 at 11:57 am

1971 – The Freetown Christiania was founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 1:30 am

1971 – Oman joins the Arab League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 5:35 am

1971 – Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 5:35 am

1971 – The first brain-scan using x-ray computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) is performed at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/11 at 2:32 pm

1971 – Oman joins the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/11 at 10:48 am

1971 - John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/11 at 12:25 pm

1971 - The rock musical "Jesus Christ, Superstar" debuted on Broadway. (Twenty years later, the actor who played the part of Jesus, Jeff Fenholt became a born-again Christian.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/11 at 4:20 am

1971 – The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/11 at 12:17 pm

1971 – The Nepal Stock Exchange collapses.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/11 at 11:43 am

1971 – A gas explosion kills 22 people at a shopping centre in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, near Glasgow, Scotland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/11 at 1:28 pm

1971 – The United Nations seated the People's Republic of China and expelled the Republic of China

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/11 at 12:15 pm

1971 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/11 at 11:53 am

1971 – Britain launches the satellite Prospero into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket, the only British satellite to date launched by a British rocket.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/11 at 4:08 am

1971 – In Macon, Georgia, Guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a Motorcycle Accident.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/11 at 1:23 am

1971 – English rock group Led Zeppelin released their fourth album, which would go on to be one of the best-selling albums worldwide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/11 at 1:12 pm

1971 – In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city of Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine aircraft.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/11 at 11:51 pm

1971 – Vietnam War: as part of Vietnamization, US President Richard M. Nixon sets February 1, 1972 as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/11 at 4:08 am

1971 – The American space probe, Mariner 9, becomes the first spacecraft to orbit another planet successfully, swinging into its planned trajectory around Mars.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/11 at 1:22 am

1971 – NASA's Mariner 9 reached Mars, en route to becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/11 at 1:40 pm

1971 – Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/11 at 12:41 pm

1971 – Intel releases world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/11 at 11:52 am

1971 – Indian troops, partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas), defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/11 at 12:23 pm

1971 – Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/11 at 12:18 pm

1971 – During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/11 at 4:29 am

1971 – The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctions and crashes, but it is the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars.

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Written By: AmericanGirl on 11/27/11 at 9:54 am


1971 – English rock group Led Zeppelin released their fourth album, which would go on to be one of the best-selling albums worldwide.


Who'da thunk we'd be still celebrating this epic classic 40 years later!  :D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/11 at 1:50 pm

1971 – Fred Quilt, a leader of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation is severely beaten by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers; he dies two days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/11 at 1:50 pm

1971 – Wasfi al-Tal, Prime Minister of Jordan, is assassinated by the Black September unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/11 at 1:51 am

1971 – Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the United Arab Emirates.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/11 at 2:05 pm

1971 – Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/11 at 2:06 pm

1971 – The Indian Army recaptures part of Kashmir occupied forcibly by Pakistan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/11 at 3:20 pm

1971 – Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/11 at 4:41 am

1971 – The formal initiation of hostilities of the Indo-Pakistani War began with the Pakistani Air Force launching pre-emptive airstrikes on several forward airbases and radar installations of the Indian Air Force.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/11 at 5:37 am

1971 – The United Nations Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/11 at 5:37 am

1971 – The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/11 at 5:38 am

1971 – The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water".

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/11 at 5:39 am

1971 – McGurk's Bar bombing: An Ulster Volunteer Force bomb kills 15 civilians and wounds 17 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/11 at 11:50 am

1971 – Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India following New Delhi's recognition of Bangladesh.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/11 at 11:45 am

1971 – Pakistan President Yahya Khan announces the formation of a Coalition Government at Centre with Nurul Amin as Prime Minister and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as Vice-Prime Minister.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/11 at 11:55 am

1971 – Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Navy launches an attack on West Pakistan's port city of Karachi.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/11 at 1:34 pm

1971 – The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/11 at 1:35 pm

1971 – Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Air Force executes an airdrop of Indian Army units, bypassing Pakistani defences.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/11 at 2:56 pm

1971 – Over 200 of East Pakistan's (now Bangladesh) intellectuals are massacred by the Pakistani Army and their local allies.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/11 at 12:53 pm

1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/11 at 12:53 pm

1971 – "National Day" of the Kingdom of Bahrain is celebrated. Not to be confused with Bahrain Independence Day which took place on August 15, 1971.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/11 at 2:47 am

1971 – Capitol Reef National Park is established in Utah.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/12 at 9:59 am

1972 – U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the development of a Space Shuttle program.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/12 at 1:27 am

1972 – RMS Queen Elizabeth, an ocean liner which sailed the Atlantic Ocean for the Cunard White Star Line, was destroyed by fire in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/12 at 1:02 am

1972 – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/12 at 3:17 pm

1972 – East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/12 at 1:08 pm

1972 – Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/12 at 1:28 am

1972 – Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/12 at 5:05 am

1972 - American Presbyterian apologist Francis Schaeffer wrote in a letter: 'I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did.'

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/12 at 12:33 pm

1972 – Bloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/12 at 12:33 pm

1972 – Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 02/13/12 at 1:17 pm

On February 13, 1972, the Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan, concluded.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/12 at 11:09 pm

1972 – The California Supreme Court in the case of People v. Anderson, 6 Cal.3d 628 invalidates the state's death penalty and commutes the sentences of all death row inmates to life imprisonment.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/12 at 5:48 am

1972 – The Asama-Sansō hostage standoff begins in Japan.

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Written By: Cherie70 on 02/21/12 at 4:14 pm

Number 1 song week of March 30, 1970 Bridge over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/12 at 5:33 am

1972 – Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 06/03/12 at 10:49 pm

June 3, 1972: Sally J. Priesand was ordained as America's first female rabbi at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 06/04/12 at 10:53 pm

June 4, 1972: The Los Angeles Dodgers retired their first three uniform numbers – Jackie Robinson (42), Roy Campanella (39) and Sandy Koufax (32).

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/12 at 7:54 am

June 23rd 1972 – Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/12 at 7:54 am

June 23rd 1972 – Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/12 at 4:18 am

June 30th 1972 – The International Time Bureau added the first leap second to the Coordinated Universal Time time scale.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: warped on 09/06/12 at 1:23 pm

40 years ago this week, the famous "Canada-USSR Series" in Hockey began.

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Written By: warped on 09/24/12 at 3:42 pm

"The Slash"

Hockey: Sept 24, 1972. Game 6 of the Summit Series (Canada vs USSR). Bobby Clarke of team Canada deliberately slashes Russian star Valeri Kharlamov's already sore ankle, injuring it and according to reports, fracturing it. Canada goes on to win games 6, 7 and 8. Kharlamov missed game 7 and was not 100% for game 8.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOMJsJhHlyM

40 years later this incident is still talked about, amongst hockey fans of that series.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 09/24/12 at 7:47 pm

September 1972 also saw the premiere of "The Price Is Right" on CBS with host Bob Barker. This version/format is still on today with Drew Carey, who took over the hosting duties 5 years ago.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 09/24/12 at 8:24 pm


September 1972 also saw the premiere of "The Price Is Right" on CBS with host Bob Barker. This version/format is still on today with Drew Carey, who took over the hosting duties 5 years ago.


I also remember Dennis James took over for a brief period.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: warped on 09/28/12 at 7:19 am

Sept 28, 1972

One of the greatest sporting moments in Canadian history (maybe the greatest sporting moment in CDN history)  happended on this date. Hockey Player Paul Henderson scored his famous goal with 34 seconds left in game 8 of the Summit Series to give Canada a 1 goal lead over the Soviets.  The goal won the game, and the series, for Canada. Paul Henderson became a national hero.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/12 at 5:19 am

October 22nd 1972 – Vietnam War: In Saigon, Henry Kissinger and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu meet to discuss a proposed cease-fire that had been worked out between Americans and North Vietnamese in Paris.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: warped on 10/22/12 at 6:30 pm

October 22nd, 1972
MLB Baseball
The Oakland A's win the World Series 4 games to 3 over Cincinnati, it would be the 1st of 3 consecutive series they'd win. Their stars at the time were Jim 'Catfish' Hunter, Vida Blue, Rollie Fingers, Sal Bando, Gene Tenace, Joe Rudi, Bert Campaneris & Reggie Jackson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/12 at 4:00 am

October 23rd 1972 – Vietnam War: Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its Easter Offensive, ended after five months.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 12/31/12 at 12:42 pm

New Year's Eve 1972: MLB player Roberto Clemente was killed in a plane crash. :\'(

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 12/31/12 at 7:08 pm

December 31st,1972 Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve debuts on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/13 at 1:58 am

January 7th 1973 – Mark Essex fatally shoots 10 people and wounds 13 others at Howard Johnson's Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, before being shot to death by police officers.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/13 at 10:37 pm

January 8th 1973 – Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/13 at 10:38 pm

January 8th 1973 – Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 01/20/13 at 11:47 am

January 20, 1973: Richard Nixon began his second term as President of the U.S.... but he would fail to complete that term.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 01/20/13 at 7:28 pm


January 20, 1973: Richard Nixon began his second term as President of the U.S.... but he would fail to complete that term.


"I Am Not A Crook".

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 01/21/13 at 1:05 pm


"I Am Not A Crook".

That's right, he ended up resigning, becoming the first (and only) president to do so.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 01/21/13 at 7:18 pm


That's right, he ended up resigning, becoming the first (and only) president to do so.


Was it Watergate?  ???

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: warped on 01/21/13 at 7:27 pm


Was it Watergate?  ???


He resigned because of the Watergate scandal. Those here old enough remember seeing hours & hours of it on TV.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 01/22/13 at 6:41 am


He resigned because of the Watergate scandal. Those here old enough remember seeing hours & hours of it on TV.


I think My Parents would remember Watergate.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: warped on 01/22/13 at 7:06 pm


I think My Parents would remember Watergate.

For sure, since they are older than I am.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 01/23/13 at 6:15 am


For sure, since they are older than I am.


My Father is 71 and My Mother is going to be 67.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/13 at 10:16 pm

February 22nd 1973 – Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/13 at 4:05 am

March 26th 1973 – The first episode of The Young and the Restless was broadcast, eventually becoming the most watched daytime drama on American television from 1988 onwards.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/13 at 7:22 am

April 6th 1973

– Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.

– The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/13 at 5:35 am

April 30th 1973 – Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aides H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 04/30/13 at 6:27 am


April 30th 1973 – Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aides H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.


and I think I remember that porn film was about the scandal too? ???

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: warped on 05/01/13 at 6:30 am


and I think I remember that porn film was about the scandal too? ???


You thinking of "Deep Throat"? Naw, it wasn't about Watergate.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 05/01/13 at 6:54 am


You thinking of "Deep Throat"? Naw, it wasn't about Watergate.


right, that was a different area. That starred Linda Lovelace who starred in Deep Throat passed away April 22nd, 2002.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/13 at 8:46 am


April 30th 1973 – Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aides H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.

and I think I remember that porn film was about the scandal too? ???
Deep Throat is the pseudonym given to the secret informant who provided information to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post in 1972 about the involvement of United States President Richard Nixon's administration in what came to be known as the Watergate scandal. Thirty-one years after Nixon's resignation and eleven years after Nixon's death, Deep Throat was revealed to be former Federal Bureau of Investigation Associate Director Mark Felt.
You thinking of "Deep Throat"? Naw, it wasn't about Watergate.
Yes, the film was a different subject matter.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/13 at 4:04 am

May 3rd 1973 – The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1.451 feet as the world's tallest building.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/13 at 3:58 am

May 8th 1973 – A 71-day standoff between federal authorities and the American Indian Movement members occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota ends with the surrender of the militants.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/13 at 4:18 am

May 11th 1973 – Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/13 at 7:37 am

May 14th 1973 – The NASA space station Skylab was launched from Cape Canaveral.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/13 at 4:31 am

May 17th 1973 – Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/13 at 4:11 am

May 29th 1973 – Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/13 at 4:10 am

May 31st 1973 – The United States Senate votes to cut off funding for the bombing of Khmer Rouge targets within Cambodia, hastening the end of the Cambodian Civil War.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/13 at 4:34 am

June 3rd 1973 – A Soviet supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashes near Goussainville, France, killing 14, the first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/13 at 7:01 am

June 9th 1973 – In horse racing, Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/13 at 4:15 am

June 20th 1973 – Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/13 at 3:52 am

June 27th 1973 – The President of Uruguay Juan María Bordaberry dissolves Parliament and establishes a dictatorship.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/13 at 4:53 am

July 10th 1973 – John Paul Getty III, grandson of American oil magnate J. Paul Getty, was kidnapped in Rome.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/13 at 4:33 am

July 11th 1973 – Varig Flight 820 crashes near Paris, France on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on board.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/13 at 3:46 am

July 17th 1973 – Mohammed Zahir Shah, the last King of Afghanistan, was ousted in a coup by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan while in Italy undergoing eye surgery.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/13 at 4:26 am

July 25th 1973 – Soviet Mars 5 space probe launched.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/13 at 4:19 am

July 29th 1973 – Greeks vote to abolish the monarchy, beginning the first period of the Metapolitefsi.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/13 at 6:05 am

July 31st 1973 – A Delta Air Lines jetliner, flight DL 723 crashes while landing in fog at Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts killing 89.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: whistledog on 08/17/13 at 6:45 pm

August 18, 1973 - The Canadian Top 100 Singles chart ...


TW | LW | ARTIST / TRACK

01 | 01 | Bobby Boris Pickett - Monster Mash
02 | 02 | Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
03 | 04 | Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
04 | 03 | Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
05 | 07 | Donny Osmond - Young Love / Million to One
06 | 17 | Stories - Brother Louie
07 | 06 | Charlie Rich - Behind Closed Doors
08 | 12 | The Stampeders - Minstrel Gypsy http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
09 | 11 | Paul McCartney and Wings - Live and Let Die
10 | 08 | Bette Midler - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
11 | 09 | Maureen McGovern - Morning After
12 | 14 | Chicago - Feeling Stronger Every Day
13 | 13 | Seals and Crofts - Diamond Girl
14 | 05 | Three Dog Night - Shambala
15 | 19 | Dawn - Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
16 | 10 | The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More
17 | 23 | Diana Ross - Touch Me in the Morning
18 | 24 | Charlie Daniels - Uneasy Rider
19 | 15 | Billy Preston - Will it Go Round in Circles
20 | 20 | Les Emmerson - Cry Your Eyes Out http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
21 | 16 | The Guess Who - Glamour Boy http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
22 | 26 | Copperpenny - Sitting on A Poor Man's Throne http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
23 | 25 | Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
24 | 21 | Electric Light Orchestra - Roll Over Beethoven
25 | 28 | Tony Kosinec - All Things Come From God http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
26 | 27 | Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
27 | 18 | Pink Floyd - Money
28 | 22 | Clint Holmes - Playground in My Mind
29 | 31 | Tom Middleton - It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
30 | 33 | Helen Reddy - Delta Dawn
31 | 45 | Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
32 | 37 | Cat Stevens - The Hurt
33 | 30 | The Sweet - Blockbuster
34 | 40 | Dave Nicol - Goodbye Mama http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
35 | 32 | Cliff and Ann Edwards - Carry On http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
36 | 39 | Mashmakhan - Dance A Little Step http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
37 | 42 | Sly and the Family Stone - If You Want Me to Stay
38 | 46 | Stealer's Wheel - Everyones' Agreed That Everything Will Turn Out Fine
39 | 38 | Tower of Power - So Very Hard to Go
40 | 34 | The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running
41 | 48 | Lobo - How Can I Tell Her
42 | 55 | Paul Simon - Loves Me Like a Rock
43 | 57 | War - Gypsy Man
44 | 56 | Carole King - Believe in Humanity / You Light Up My Life
45 | 52 | Alabama - Highway Driving http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
46 | 35 | Paul Simon - Kodachrome
47 | 51 | Bachman Turner Overdrive - Little Gandy Dancer / Gimme Your Money Please http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
48 | 36 | The Spinners - One Of A Kind Love Affair
49 | 63 | Chester - Make My Life a Little Brighter http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
50 | 64 | Valdy - Simple Life http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
51 | 66 | Grand Funk - We're An American Band
52 | 58 | The Original Caste - One Tin Soldier http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
53 | 53 | Lee Hurst - Whole Lotta Your Love http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
54 | 54 | Snakeye - Blue Feeling http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
55 | 29 | John Kay - Moonshine (Friend of Mine) http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
56 | 67 | B.W. Stevenson - My Marie
57 | 41 | Natural High - Bloodstone
58 | 68 | Johnny Taylor - I Believe in You
59 | 44 | Michael Tarry - Rosalie http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
60 | 43 | Creamcheeze Goodtime Band - Living Without You http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
61 | 65 | David Gates - Clouds
62 | 62 | The Four Tops - Are You Man Enough
63 | 47 | The Osmonds - Goin' Home
64 | 50 | Arlo Guthrie - Gypsy Davy
65 | 71 | Tammy Rafferty - Find Yourself A Boy http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
66 | 69 | Gary and Dave - Could You Ever Love Me Again http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
67 | 78 | Edward Bear - Walking on Back http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
68 | 87 | The Bells - The Singer http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
69 | 81 | Anne Murray - Send A Little Love My Way http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
70 | 70 | SeaDog - Holding Your Hands http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
71 | 85 | Marvin Gaye - Let's Get it On
72 | 72 | Looking Glass - Jimmy Loves Maryanne
73 | 75 | Foster Sylvers - Misdemeanor
74 | 77 | Greg Mittler - Love You Easy http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
75 | 74 | Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show - Roland the Roadie and Gertrude the Groupie
76 | 86 | Tapestry - California http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
77 | 97 | Conway Twitty - You've Never Been This Far Before
78 | 80 | Skipper - Down on the Flat Rock http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
79 | 79 | Chad Allen - Spending My Time http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
80 | 59 | George Harrison - Give My Love
81 | 49 | Vicki Lawrence - He Did With Me
82 | 83 | Riverson - Sittin' Waitin' http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
83 | 84 | The Irish Rovers - Morningtown Ride http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
84 | 89 | America - Muskrat Love
85 | 88 | Aretha Franklin - Angel
86 | 73 | Barry White - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
87 | 91 | Tommy Graham - My Happy Song http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
88 | 92 | Alan Price - Poor People
89 | 93 | Legendary Masked Surfers - Gonna Hustle You
90 | 94 | Neil Diamond - Last Thing on My Mind
91 | 95 | Sutherland Brothers and Quiver - You Got Me Anyway
92 | 99 | The Doobie Brothers - China Grove
93 | 00 | Five Man Electrical Band - Baby Wanna Boogie http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
94 | 96 | The Fifth Dimension - Ashes to Ashes
95 | 98 | Zylan - Darlin' http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
96 | NE | Deodato - Rhapsody in Blue
97 | NE | Cher - Half Breed
98 | NE | Rod Stewart - Twistin' the Night Away
99 | NE | Jack Cornell - Happy Dreamer http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
00 | NE | Cross Country - In the Midnight Hour

NOTE:  The band Alabama at position number 45 is not the same as the American country band that gained popularity in the 80s

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: warped on 08/18/13 at 12:45 pm

Wow, some great Canadian songs there


August 18, 1973 - The Canadian Top 100 Singles chart ...


TW | LW | ARTIST / TRACK

08 | 12 | The Stampeders - Minstrel Gypsy http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
20 | 20 | Les Emmerson - Cry Your Eyes Out http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
21 | 16 | The Guess Who - Glamour Boy http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
22 | 26 | Copperpenny - Sitting on A Poor Man's Throne http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
23 | 25 | Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
29 | 31 | Tom Middleton - It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
34 | 40 | Dave Nicol - Goodbye Mama http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
49 | 63 | Chester - Make My Life a Little Brighter http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
50 | 64 | Valdy - Simple Life http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
52 | 58 | The Original Caste - One Tin Soldier http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
55 | 29 | John Kay - Moonshine (Friend of Mine) http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
59 | 44 | Michael Tarry - Rosalie http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
68 | 87 | The Bells - The Singer http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg
69 | 81 | Anne Murray - Send A Little Love My Way http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/Flag.jpg



Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: whistledog on 08/18/13 at 6:55 pm


Wow, some great Canadian songs there




The interesting part of that list is
Moonshine (Friend of Mine) was written by Les Emmerson, and with Baby Wanna Boogie at #93, that's three appearances of Les Emmerson songs in 1 weekly chart

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: warped on 08/19/13 at 5:36 am


The interesting part of that list is
Moonshine (Friend of Mine) was written by Les Emmerson, and with Baby Wanna Boogie at #93, that's three appearances of Les Emmerson songs in 1 weekly chart


It's too bad that so many of those Canadian songs (especially out of the top 40), you can't find them on youtube. That's common though for many of the charts from the 1970s..Hard to find some CDN songs on youtube. Some are there, just have to look for it. But some are not.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/13 at 4:10 am

August 23rd 1973 – A bank robbery gone wrong in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis; over the next five days the hostages begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term "Stockholm syndrome".

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/13 at 5:09 am

October 19th 1973 – President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/13 at 6:23 am

October 20th 1973 – Elizabeth II, in her capacity as Queen of Australia, formally opened the Sydney Opera House on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/13 at 4:08 am

October 21st 1973 – John Paul Getty III's ear is cut off by his kidnappers and sent to a newspaper in Rome; it doesn't arrive until November 8.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/13 at 4:08 am

October 21st 1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/13 at 11:45 pm

October 23rd 1973 – A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/13 at 11:58 pm

October 24th 1973 – Yom Kippur War ends

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/13 at 7:59 am

October 30th 1973 – The Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus for the second time.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/13 at 11:15 pm

October 31st 1973 – Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape. Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, Republic of Ireland aboard a hijacked helicopter that lands in the exercise yard.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/13 at 3:49 am

November 1st 1973 – Watergate Scandal: Leon Jaworski is appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/13 at 3:50 am

November 1st 1973 – The Indian state of Mysore is renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/13 at 12:20 am

November 2nd 1973 – The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India form a 'United Front' in the state of Tripura.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/13 at 12:49 am

November 4th 1973 – The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are used only by cyclists and roller skaters.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/13 at 2:59 am

November 7th 1973 – The U.S. Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/13 at 12:33 am

November 8th 1973 – The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay 2.9 million USD.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/13 at 2:23 am

December 3rd 1973 – Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/13 at 3:25 am

December 6th 1973 – The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92 to 3.)

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/13 at 3:29 am

December 9th 1973 – British and Irish authorities sign the Sunningdale Agreement in an attempt to establish a power-sharing Northern Ireland Executive and a cross-border Council of Ireland.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/13 at 8:46 am

December 15th 1973 – John Paul Getty III, grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, Italy, after being kidnapped by an Italian gang on July 10.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/13 at 8:46 am

December 15th 1973 – The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/13 at 3:46 am

December 17th 1973 – Soviet Soyuz Programme: Soyuz 13, crewed by cosmonauts Valentin Lebedev and Pyotr Klimuk, is launched from Baikonur in the Soviet Union.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/14 at 5:58 am

January 2nd 1974 – United States President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/14 at 5:43 am

January 4th 1974 – Harry Schwarz and Mangosuthu Buthelezi signed the Mahlabatini Declaration of Faith, the first declaration by black and white South African leaders to commit to non-violence and a non-discriminatory society.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/14 at 5:43 am

January 4th 1974 – United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/14 at 5:28 am

January 18th 1974 – A Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/14 at 3:36 am

January 27th 1974 – The Brisbane River, which runs through the heart of Brisbane, broke its banks and flooded the surrounding areas.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/14 at 4:14 am

February 4th 1974 – The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/14 at 5:52 am

February 22nd 1974 – Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/14 at 5:44 am

March 1st 1974 – Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/14 at 2:51 am

March 5th 1974 – Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/14 at 4:55 am

March 18th 1974 – Oil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a five-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/14 at 3:46 am

March 20th 1974 – Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/14 at 3:21 am

March 26th 1974 – Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled and giving rise to the Chipko Movement in India.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/14 at 1:55 am

April 3rd 1974 – The Super Outbreak occurs, the second biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history (after the April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak). The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 04/08/14 at 7:38 pm

April 8, 1974: Henry "Hank" Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth's then-career record of 714. The pitcher who served up the home run was Al Downing of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/14 at 2:13 am

April 25th 1974 – Carnation Revolution: A leftist military coup in Portugal overthrows the fascist Estado Novo regime and establishes a democratic government.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/14 at 1:47 am

April 29th 1974 – Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings relating to the scandal.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/14 at 5:15 am

May 4th 1974 – An all-female Japanese team reached the summit of Manaslu in the Himalayas, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/14 at 2:10 am

May 7th 1974 – West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/14 at 2:03 am

May 9th 1974 – Watergate Scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/14 at 2:02 am

May 14th 1974 - In the Anglican Church in England, the Rev. F. Donald Coggan, 64, was named the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury by Queen Elizabeth II, succeeding former Archbishop Michael Ramsey.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/14 at 2:36 am

May 15th 1974 – A unit of the Golani Brigade assaulted an elementary school in Ma'alot, Israel, where three armed members of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine had taken 115 people hostage, resulting in 28 deaths.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/14 at 5:20 am

May 18th 1974 – Nuclear test: under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon becoming the sixth nation to do so.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/14 at 5:21 am

May 18th 1974 – Completion of the Warsaw radio mast, the tallest construction ever built at the time. It collapsed on August 8, 1991.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/14 at 2:03 am

May 28th 1974 – Northern Ireland's power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/14 at 1:59 am

May 30th 1974 – The Airbus A300 passenger aircraft first enters service.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/14 at 7:04 am

June 4th 1974 – The Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball hosted Ten Cent Beer Night, but had to forfeit the game to the Texas Rangers due to rioting by drunken fans.
   

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/14 at 3:42 am

June 6th 1974 – A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/14 at 4:16 am

June 9th 1974 – Portugal and the Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/14 at 1:51 am

June 27th 1974 – U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/14 at 3:42 am

July 24th 1974 – Watergate scandal: the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/14 at 5:04 am

July 28th 1974 – Spetsgruppa A, Russia's elite special force, was formed.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/14 at 4:49 am

August 5th 1974 – Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress places a $1 billion limit on military aid to South Vietnam.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 08/08/14 at 7:37 pm

August 8, 1974: President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announced his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 08/09/14 at 7:25 am


August 8, 1974: President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announced his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day.


http://crooksandliars.com/files/vfs/2011/08/NixonResignsNYT-resized.jpg

My Mother had saved that newspaper but it became yellowed over the years.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 08/09/14 at 1:53 pm


http://crooksandliars.com/files/vfs/2011/08/NixonResignsNYT-resized.jpg

...and 40 years ago today, he officially resigned (to date, he is the only U.S. President to have done so). He was succeeded by Gerald Ford, who to this day is the only person to serve as Vice President and President without ever being elected to either office.



My Mother had saved that newspaper but it became yellowed over the years.

yeah, things like that happen to old newspapers when kept around for ages.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/14 at 6:39 am

August 30th 1974 – A Belgrade–Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/14 at 6:39 am

August 30th 1974 – A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan. Eight are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/15 at 8:08 pm

January 2nd 1975 – A bomb blast at Samastipur, Bihar, India, fatally wounds Minister of Railways Lalit Narayan Mishra.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/15 at 8:08 pm

January 2nd 1975 –Bangladeshi Marxist leader Siraj Sikder is arrested and dies while in police custody.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: yelimsexa on 01/06/15 at 8:26 am

January 6, 1975: The game show Wheel of Fortune premieres on NBC hosted by Chuck Woolery and assistant Susan Stafford. While lots of elements have changed, from the puzzleboard to the hosts to the sets and dollar amounts, the logo and Wheel remain the same and despite coasting along, remains among the top programs in syndication, especially after its first nighttime episode in 1983.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 01/06/15 at 2:08 pm


January 6, 1975: The game show Wheel of Fortune premieres on NBC hosted by Chuck Woolery and assistant Susan Stafford. While lots of elements have changed, from the puzzleboard to the hosts to the sets and dollar amounts, the logo and Wheel remain the same and despite coasting along, remains among the top programs in syndication, especially after its first nighttime episode in 1983.


Happy 40th Wheel Of Fortune. http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/015/336/did-a-wheel-of-fortune-contestant-lose-unfairly.jpg

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/15 at 9:49 pm

January 14th 1975 – Teenage heiress Lesley Whittle is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, aka "the Black Panther".

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Nostalgic on 01/31/15 at 5:35 am

Fashion from 1975:

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Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 01/31/15 at 7:08 am


Fashion from 1975:

https://s.qwant.com/thumbr/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dressthatman.com%2Fblog%2FMens1975Fashion.jpg&h=524.4000000000001&w=600https://s.qwant.com/thumbr/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia-cache-ec0.pinimg.com%2F736x%2Fe8%2F1c%2F22%2Fe81c22d0d35f2c3988c58a0f3f5f3c40.jpg&h=524.4000000000001&w=600
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Wow, that's some cool fashion outfits.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/15 at 8:40 pm

February 9th 1975 – The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: 90s Guy on 02/11/15 at 9:58 pm

My mother, grandmother and step-grandfather, 12-8-1975
http://s22.postimg.org/ksoi8kerl/12_8_1975.jpg

My maternal biological grandfather, April or May 1975
http://s10.postimg.org/59llikg7d/1975.jpg

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/15 at 2:24 am

1975 – Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/15 at 3:06 am

1975 – The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 04/08/15 at 6:17 pm

April 8, 1975: Frank Robinson became the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball. He was a player-manager for the Cleveland Indians at the time.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/15 at 10:57 am

1975 – Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
   

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/15 at 10:57 am

1975 – Vietnam War: The North Vietnamese Army completes its capture of all parts of South Vietnamese-held Trường Sa Islands.
   

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/15 at 4:27 am

1975 – During a lull in fighting, 100,000 Armenians gather in Beirut to commemorate 60th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/15 at 12:27 pm

May 10th 1975 – Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder in Japan.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/15 at 12:28 pm


May 10th 1975 – Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder in Japan.
https://c3.staticflickr.com/3/2302/2510825375_176f1608a0.jpg

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/15 at 3:49 am

May 12th 1975 – Mayagüez incident: The Cambodian navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/15 at 6:11 am

May 16th 1975 – India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote is in favor of merging with India.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/15 at 6:12 am

May 16th 1975 – Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/15 at 11:40 pm

1975 – Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/15 at 8:25 am

June 4th 1975 – The Governor of California Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/15 at 4:47 am

June 5th 1975 – The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/15 at 4:48 am

June 5th 1975 – The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/15 at 12:41 pm

June 5th 1975 - During recording sessions for Wish You Were Here at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, Syd Barrett turned up out of the blue as Pink Floyd were listening to playbacks of Shine On You Crazy Diamond — a song that happened to be about Barrett. By that time, the 29-year-old Barrett had shaved off all of his hair (including his eyebrows), become overweight, and his ex-bandmates did not at first recognise him. Barrett eventually left without saying goodbye, and none of the band members ever saw him again.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/07/15 at 4:50 am

June 7th 1975 – The inaugural Cricket World Cup, the premier international championship of men's One Day International cricket, began in England.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/15 at 6:44 am

Jaws was released 40 years ago today!

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10392505_943096835732476_1843133752495355887_n.jpg?oh=d83b6bd41de8aeee19505aabca3e5c21&oe=55E726E9

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 11:29 am


Jaws was released 40 years ago today!

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10392505_943096835732476_1843133752495355887_n.jpg?oh=d83b6bd41de8aeee19505aabca3e5c21&oe=55E726E9
http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-06/20/4/enhanced/webdr07/anigif_enhanced-buzz-26461-1434789275-6.gif

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/15 at 12:43 pm

June 23rd 1975 - During his 'Welcome To My Nightmare' tour in Vancouver, Canada, Alice Cooper fell from the stage and broke six ribs.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/15 at 1:36 pm

June 23rd 1975 - Bob Marley and The Wailers played the first of 14 shows over 7 nights at Paul's Mall in Boston, Massachusetts, as part of their Natty Dread Tour.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 06/23/15 at 1:38 pm


June 23rd 1975 - Bob Marley and The Wailers played the first of 14 shows over 7 nights at Paul's Mall in Boston, Massachusetts, as part of their Natty Dread Tour.

...and Scottish folk-rock singer KT Tunstall was born. (Her hits include "Suddenly I See" and "Black Horse And The Cherry Tree", which were popular in the mid-00s.)

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/15 at 3:41 am

June 25th 1975 – Mozambique achieves independence.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/15 at 3:41 am

June 25th 1975 – Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has a state of internal Emergency declared in India.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/15 at 9:41 am

June 26th 1975 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/15 at 1:49 am

June 29th 1975 – Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/15 at 10:24 am

June 29th 1975 - American singer songwriter Tim Buckley died of an overdose of heroin and morphine aged 28. Released nine albums including the 1972 release 'Greetings from L.A.' Buckley is the father of singer songwriter Jeff Buckley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/15 at 9:28 am

June 30th 1975 - Cher married Greg Allman four days after her divorcing Sonny Bono, the couple split after ten days, followed by a three year on and off marriage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/15 at 9:37 am

1975, The Jackson Five announced that they were leaving Motown Records for Epic Records. The brothers were forced to change their name to The Jacksons since Motown owned the other name.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/15 at 12:40 am

July 6th 1975 – The Comoros declares independence from France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/15 at 9:34 am

July 15th 1975 – Space Race: Apollo–Soyuz Test Project features the dual launch of an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz spacecraft on the first joint Soviet-United States human-crewed flight. It was both the last launch of an Apollo spacecraft, and the Saturn family of rockets.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 1:13 pm

July 16th 1975 - Bowie Kuhn was elected to a seven-year term as baseball commissioner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/15 at 12:58 am

July 16th 1975 – Apollo–Soyuz Test Project: An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/15 at 6:32 am

July 17th 1975 - Jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. notched his 3,000th career victory, aboard Lexington Lark at Hollywood Park.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/15 at 10:50 am

July 17th 1975 -Bob Marley and the Wailers played the first of two nights at The Lyceum, London, and both nights were recorded for the November released 'live' album, featuring the single 'No Woman No Cry".

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/17/15 at 8:39 pm

July 17th, 1975 - Japan's Crown Prince (and later, Emperor) Akihito, and his wife, Princess Michito, narrowly missed being struck by a Molotov cocktail thrown at them by protesters during a visit to the city of Naha on Okinawa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/15 at 1:44 pm

July 19th 1975 - The Bay City Rollers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Give A Little Love', the group's second and final UK No.1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/15 at 2:20 pm

July 19th 1975 - Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Listen To What The Man Said', his fourth US No.1, and No.6 hit in the UK, (the track features Tom Scott playing the saxophone solo). It would go on to sell a million copies in America and reach #6 in the UK. Wings also had the US No.1 album chart with 'Venus And Mars'. Paul McCartney's fourth No.1 album since The Beatles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/15 at 4:23 pm

July 19th 1975 - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rehearsed for a full 19 hours at The Record Plant in New York City the day before their Born To Run Tour kicked off. More on Bruce Springsteen

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/15 at 9:40 am

July 26th 1975 - The Eagles started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'One Of These Nights'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/15 at 3:54 am

July 30th 1975 – American labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa mysteriously disappeared after last being seen outside a restaurant near Detroit.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/15 at 2:36 pm

August 2nd 1975 - The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'One Of These Nights', the group's second US No.1 single and the first to chart in the UK where it peaked at No.23.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/15 at 2:10 pm

August 3rd 1975 - Louisiana Superdome is dedicated.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/15 at 3:50 pm

August 5th 1975 - Drummer Sandy West and guitarist Joan Jett formed the first ever all female heavy rock band after being introduced by producer Kim Fowley. The Runaways released four studio albums, among its best known songs: 'Cherry Bomb', 'Queens of Noise' and a cover of The Velvet Underground's 'Rock n Roll'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/15 at 4:28 pm

August 5th 1975 - Philadelphia Phillies' first eight batters get hits for a major league record, win 13-5.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/15 at 3:41 am

August 14th 1975 – The film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is still in limited release today, making it the longest-running theatrical release in film history, premiered in Los Angeles.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/14/15 at 7:40 am


August 14th 1975 – The film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is still in limited release today, making it the longest-running theatrical release in film history, premiered in Los Angeles.


How long was it in theaters?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/15 at 8:10 am

August 15th 1975 – Bangladesh's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is killed along with most members of his family during a military coup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/15 at 8:11 am

August 15th - Takeo Miki makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 2:29 pm

August 23rd 1975 - Joy Division singer Ian Curtis married Deborah Woodruff, whom he met while still at school, when he was 19 and she was 18. They remained married until his death when he hanged himself in the kitchen of his house in Macclesfield, England at the age of 23.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/15 at 6:36 am

August 24th 1975 - Queen started recording 'Bohemian Rhapsody' at Rockfield studio's in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. May, Mercury, and Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/15 at 11:56 am

August 24th 1975 - San Francisco Giants' player Ed Halick no-hits New York Giants, 6-0.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/15 at 12:44 pm

August 24th 1975 - Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/15 at 5:45 am

August 27th 1975 – The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 11:11 am

September 1st 1975 - New York Mets' Tom Seaver is first to strike out 200 in eight consecutive seasons.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 10:19 am

September 3rd 1975 - An all-star jam session took place at a party in Los Angeles for actor Peter Sellers’ 50th Birthday. The line-up for the group who named themselves the Trading Faces: Bill Wyman on bass, Ronnie Wood, Jesse Ed Davis, and Danny Kortchmar on guitars, Keith Moon, organ and drums, Joe Cocker, vocals, Nigel Olsson, drums and David Bowie and Bobby Keys on sax.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/15 at 8:56 am

September 3rd 1975 – The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab–Israeli conflict is signed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 8:28 am

September 6th 1975 - Glen Campbell started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rhinestone Cowboy', his first No.1 after 13 Top 40 hits. The record gained three Grammy nominations and was the Country Music Association's Song of the Year for 1976.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 9:25 am

September 6th 1975 - Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Sutherland Brothers song 'Sailing'. The song had been featured in the BBC TV series about HMS Ark Royal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/15 at 12:18 am

September 6th 1975 – Elizabeth Ann Seton became the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/15 at 3:08 am

September 18th 1975 – Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/15 at 4:08 am

September 22nd 1975 – Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/15 at 1:26 pm

September 22nd 1975 - World Football League folds.

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Written By: nally on 10/11/15 at 11:41 pm

October 11, 1975: Saturday Night Live premiered on NBC network.

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Written By: Howard on 10/12/15 at 6:51 am


October 11, 1975: Saturday Night Live premiered on NBC network.


Wow, Is it 40 years already? :o

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Written By: Mitch Kramer on 11/11/15 at 12:44 pm

Forty years ago, on Nov. 10, 1975, the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank during a ferocious storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 men aboard.

The shipwreck was soon to be made famous in the haunting song by Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which was released the year after the sinking.

In the song, the disaster was blamed in part on the "Witch of November," which is the source of memorable and fierce storms on the Great Lakes.


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Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/30/15 at 10:17 am

December 29, 1975: A bomb explosion at LaGuardia Airport in New York City kills 11 people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/16 at 9:46 am

January 12th 1976 – The United Nations Security Council votes 11–1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 9:00 am

January 15th 1976 – Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/16 at 11:33 am

January 17th January 17th 1976 - Barry Manilow scored his second US No.1 single with 'I Write The Songs', which was written by The Beach Boys Bruce Johnson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/16 at 9:50 am

January 18th 1976 - The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 in Super Bowl X. The CBS telecast was viewed by an estimated 80 million people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/16 at 2:55 pm

January 18th 1976 – Lebanese Christian militias overrun Karantina, Beirut, killing at least 1,000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/16 at 4:56 am

January 21st 1976 – Commercial service of Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/16 at 10:06 am

January 31st 1976 - ABBA knocked Queen from the UK No.1 position on the UK singles chart with 'Mamma Mia.' Queen's single 'Bohemian Rhapsody' had enjoyed a nine week run at the top of the charts, by coincidence, Queen's single contains the famous "mamma mia, mamma mia, mamma mia let me go" line.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/16 at 2:52 am

February 2nd 1976 – The Groundhog Day gale hits the north-eastern United States and south-eastern Canada.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/16 at 9:18 am

February 2nd 1976 – Genesis released 'A Trick Of The Tail', their seventh studio album and the first to feature drummer Phil Collins as full-time lead vocalist following the departure of original vocalist Peter Gabriel. After auditioning over 400 vocalists, which saw Collins teaching the potential lead singers the songs, the band decided that Collins should be the new vocalist.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/16 at 5:59 am

February 7th 1976 - Darryl Sittler (Toronto Maple Leafs) set a National Hockey League (NHL) record when he scored 10 points in a game against the Boston Bruins. He scored six goals and four assists.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/16 at 9:36 am

February 7th 1976 - Paul Simon started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '50 Ways To Leave Your Lover', the singers first solo US No.1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/16 at 9:07 am

February 10th 1976 – Elvis Presley was made Captain in the Memphis police reserves.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/16 at 9:35 am

February 12th 1976 - Eddie and the Hot Rods appeared at The Marquee Club London, supported by The Sex Pistols who were playing their first ever London show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 9:42 am

February 13th 1976 - The 101'ers featuring Joe Strummer played at The Town Hall, Hampstead, London, and on the same night DP Costello, (Elvis Costello) played at The Half Moon, Putney, London supporting Vivian Stanshall.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 4:55 am

February 14th 1976 - Scottish band Slik were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Forever And Ever.' The group featured Midge Ure later of Visage and Ultravox.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/16 at 7:07 am

February 15th 1976 – The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 8:16 am

February 17th 1976 - "One Man and His Dog", the BBC television series in the United Kingdom featuring sheepdog trials, was broadcast for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 6:18 am

February 19th 1976 – Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald R. Ford's Proclamation 4417

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 10:17 am

February 19th 1976 - Kilburn And The High Roads, (featuring Ian Dury), appeared at Dingwalls, Camden Town, London, England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 9:06 am

February 23rd 1976 - AC/DC shot the video clip for "It's A Long Way To The Top, (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" for the Australian music television program Countdown. It featured the band's then-current lineup, along with members of the Rats of Tobruk Pipe Band, on the back of a flat-bed truck travelling on Swanston Street in Melbourne. In May 2001, Australasian Performing Rights Association celebrated its 75th anniversary by naming the Best Australian Songs of all time, as decided by a 100-member industry panel. "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" was ranked as the ninth song on the list.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 1:34 am

February 24th 1976 – The current constitution of Cuba is formally proclaimed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 1:33 pm

February 24th 1976 - The Eagles 'Greatest Hits' became the first album to be certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. New certification's represented sales of 1 million copies for albums and two million for singles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 4:53 am

February 28th 1976 - Natalie Cole performed "Inseparable" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 5:35 am

February 28th 1976 - Jonathan Cain performed "It's Time to Say Goodbye" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 6:18 am

February 29th 1976- 10cc kicked off a 30-date UK tour at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon promoting their new album 'How Dare You'. Also this week 10CC member Eric Stewart had been nominated for a Grammy award in America for his work on the 'Original Soundtrack' album.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 6:37 am

February 29th 1976 - A Special 'Leap Year' concert with The Stranglers, Nasty Pop, Deaf School and Jive Bombers, at London's Roundhouse.

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Written By: nally on 02/29/16 at 6:42 pm


February 29th 1976- 10cc kicked off a 30-date UK tour at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon promoting their new album 'How Dare You'. Also this week 10CC member Eric Stewart had been nominated for a Grammy award in America for his work on the 'Original Soundtrack' album.

February 29th 1976 - A Special 'Leap Year' concert with The Stranglers, Nasty Pop, Deaf School and Jive Bombers, at London's Roundhouse.

Also, male rap musician Ja Rule was born. Happy 10th birthday to him!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 2:47 am

March 4th 1976 - The 100th episode of "The Waltons" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 10:25 am

March 4th 1976 – The Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention is formally dissolved in Northern Ireland resulting in direct rule of Northern Ireland from London by the British parliament.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 3:45 pm

March 7th 1976 - Elton John was immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds in London. The first rock star to be so since The Beatles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 2:39 am

March 9th 1976 – Forty-two people die in the 1976 Cavalese cable car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 1:25 am

March 10th 1976 – British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigns, citing personal reasons.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 10:15 am

March 21st 1976 - Singer Claudine Longet, formerly the wife of Andy Williams, shot her boyfriend, world skiing champion Spider Sabich Sabich had tried to throw her and her three children out of his house. Longet was arrested for manslaughter.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 12:37 pm

March 21st 1976 - After a David Bowie concert at the Community War Memorial arena in Rochester, New York, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were involved in a drug bust at their hotel room where the police found 182 grams (a little over 6.4 ounces) of marijuana. The pair spent the rest of the night in the Monroe County Jail and were released at about 7 a.m. on $2,000 bond each.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 2:23 am

March 24th 1976 – In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón and start a 7-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process. Since 2006, a public holiday known as Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice is held on this day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 1:57 pm

March 24th 1976 - Transvestite singer Wayne County appeared in court charged with assault after an incident at New York club CBGB's. County had attacked Dictators singer Handsome Dick Manitobe with a mike stand fracturing his collarbone.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 1:41 am

March 25th 1976 - The Wings album "Wings at the Speed of Sound" was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 3:08 pm

March 30th 1976 - In London, the Sex Pistols played their first show at The 100 Club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 3:09 pm

March 30th 1976 – The first Land Day protests are held in Israel/Palestine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 4:33 pm

March 30th 1976 - The Sex Pistols played their first show at The 100 club, London, they begin a weekly residency at the club in June.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 3:39 am

April 7th 1976 – Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 12:47 pm

April 10th 1976 - The TV soundtrack album 'Rock Follies' started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. Follies featured Julie Covington.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 3:48 pm

April 10th 1976 - UK music weekly The Melody Maker reviewed a Sex Pistols gig with the words, 'I hope we shall hear no more of them.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 10:06 am

April 11th 1976 – The Apple I is created.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 7:00 am

April 13th 1976 – The United States Treasury Department reintroduces the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson's 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 5:56 am

April 15th 1976 - Yankee Stadium II opened.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/16 at 9:52 am

April 16th 1976 - Aerosmith played at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, the first date on their 76 date North American Rocks Tour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 2:49 am

April 20th 1976 - George Harrison joined Monty Python onstage to sing "The Lumberjack Song."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 6:57 am

April 21st 1976 - Women Against Violence Against Women called for a boycott of all Warner Communications albums because of the promotional campaign for The Rolling Stones' new album Black and Blue. The album was being promoted with a controversial advertising campaign that depicted the model Anita Russell, bruised and bound, under the phrase ‘I'm Black and Blue from the Rolling Stones - and I love it!’

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 1:03 pm

April 22nd 1976 - Johnnie Taylor's "Disco Lady" became the first single to sell over 2 million copies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 9:53 am

April 23rd 1976 - Ramones released their eponymous debut album. The front cover depicts the band members standing in a line leaning against a brick wall, taken by Roberta Bayley. The cover was ranked No.58 on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Album Covers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 3:32 am

April 24th 1976 - Raquel Welch, Phoebe Snow, John Sebastian and Lorne Michaels were guests on "Saturday Night Live." During this show Lorne Michaels made a statement requesting the Beatles to appear on the show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 5:49 am

April 24th 1976 - Al Wilson performed "I've Got A Feeling" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 12:09 pm

April 24th 1976 - Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watched Saturday Night Live on TV. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels made an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney thought about taking a cab to the studio, but decided they were too tired. This was the last time Lennon and McCartney were together.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 5:20 pm

April 24th 1976 - 'Wings At The Speed Of Sound' went to No.1 on the US album chart. Paul McCartney's fifth No.1 album after The Beatles became his most successful American chart album, spending seven unconsecutive weeks at No.1. The album featured the hits 'Let 'Em In' and 'Silly Love Songs'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 9:07 am

April 27th 1976 - Customs officers on a train at the Russian/Polish Border detained David Bowie, after Nazi books and mementoes were found in his luggage. Bowie claimed that the material was being used for research on a movie project about Nazi propaganda leader Joseph Paul Goebbels.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 2:21 am

May 6th 1976 – An earthquake strikes the Friuli region of northeastern Italy, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 2:49 am

May 7th 1976 – Honda Accord officially launched

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 4:08 am

May 8th 1976 – The rollercoaster The New Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 10:24 am

May 8th 1976 - Dorothy Moore performed "Misty Blue" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 11:23 am

May 8th 1976 - Pratt & McClain performed "Happy Days" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 4:03 pm

May 8th 1976 - BBC Radio 1 DJ Johnny Walker announced he was quitting the station after being told he must pretend to like The Bay City Rollers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 10:47 am

May 15th 1976 - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds performed "Every Day Without You" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: ralfy on 05/21/16 at 1:45 pm

"'Milpitas Monster' celebrates 40th anniversary this weekend with screening at Great Mall theaters"

http://www.mercurynews.com/milpitas/ci_29914423/milpitas-monster-celebrates-40th-anniversary-this-weekend-screening

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 2:23 pm

May 28th 1976 - The Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Treaty was signed, limiting any nuclear explosion - regardless of its purpose - to a yield of 150 kilotons.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 4:31 pm

May 28th 1976 - The Allman Brothers Band temporarily disbanded after Greg Allman testified against Scooter Herring, his personal road manager, who was charged with drug trafficking. Herring was subsequently sentenced to 75 years in prison. An album of previously unreleased live material was issued later in the year under the title 'Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 3:45 am

May 29th 1976 - Jim Stafford performed "Jasper" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 4:24 pm

May 31st 1976 - The Who played at the Charlton Athletic Grounds in England and make the Guinness Book of World Records as the loudest rock band ever. Their set measured 76,000 watts and 120 decibels.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 3:37 am

June 10th 1976 - Paul McCartney and Wings set a record for an indoor concert crowd when 67,100 fans gathered in Seattle, WA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/15/16 at 11:03 am

June 15th 1976 - The Sex Pistols recorded their first demos in Clapham's Majestic studios followed by a gig that night at The 100 club, London.

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Written By: nally on 06/16/16 at 10:41 pm

June 16th 1976 - Soweto uprising: A non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turned into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd. :(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/18/16 at 1:51 pm

June 18th 1976 - ABBA gave a special live performance in Stockholm for Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia Sommerlath on the eve of their wedding.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/16 at 5:13 am

June 19th 1976 - Rhythm Heritage performed "S.W.A.T. Theme" and "Barretta Theme" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/16 at 1:26 pm

June 19th 1976 - Future Smiths singer Steve Morrissey had a letter published in this weeks music magazine Record Mirror and Disc asking the editor why the paper had not included any stories on The Sex Pistols.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 12:17 pm

June 23rd 1976 - Paul McCartney and Wings played the last date on their Wings Over America tour at the Forum in Los Angeles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 7:48 am

June 25th 1976 – Missouri Governor Kit Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused to the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 10:18 am

June 25th 1976 – Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 4:00 pm

June 25th 1976 - The first women entered the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 4:03 pm

June 28th 1976 – The Angolan court sentences US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 4:58 am

June 29th 1976 – The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 3:10 pm

June 29th 1976 – The Conference of Communist and Workers Parties of Europe convenes in East Berlin

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 3:22 pm

June 30th 1976 - Police raided the home of Neil Diamond searching for drugs, they found less than one ounce of marijuana.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 4:13 pm

June 30th 1976 - Stuart Goddard, (Adam Ant), placed the following ad in the classified section of the Melody Maker, 'Beat on a bass, with the B-Sides.' Andy Warren answered the ad and the pair went on to form Adam and The Ants.

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Written By: nally on 07/20/16 at 6:09 pm

July 20th, 1976: The American Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars.
Erica Hill, American TV journalist, is born.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/16 at 12:53 am

July 29th 1976 – In New York City, David Berkowitz (a.k.a. the "Son of Sam") kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.

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Written By: Ripley on 07/31/16 at 6:21 pm

July 31, 1976:

Blue Oyster Club releases their hit, "Don't Fear The Reaper"

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Written By: nally on 08/07/16 at 8:44 pm

August 7th 1976: In the Viking program: Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars.

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Written By: nally on 08/08/16 at 11:48 am

August 8, 1976:

As part of the American Basketball Association–National Basketball Association merger, a dispersal draft was conducted to assign teams for the players on the two ABA franchises which had folded.

J.C. Chasez, a member of American boyband N'Sync, was born.
Drew Lachey, a member of American boyband 98 Degrees, was born.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/16 at 9:48 pm

August 10th 1976 - Elton John played the first of ten sold out nights at Madison Sq. Gardens in New York City. The $1.25 million generated from the shows broke the record set by The Rolling Stones in 1975.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/16 at 3:44 am

August 21st 1976 – Operation Paul Bunyan at Panmunjom, South Korea.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 1:36 am

August 31st 1976 - A judge ruled that George Harrison was guilty of copying from the song "He’s So Fine" (by the Chiffons).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 12:18 pm

September 1st 1976 - Ode Records president Lou Adler and employee Neil Silver were kidnapped at Adler's house in Malibu. The two were released after paying a $25,000 ransom. A week later, a California couple were charged with the crime, but a third accomplice got away.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 5:10 pm

September 1st 1976 - Wish You Were Here was close to spending one year on the UK chart. Pink Floyd’s ninth studio had been premiered at Knebworth in July 1975, and was released in September that year. It was an instant success, with record company EMI unable to press enough copies to satisfy demand. The artwork for the album package was once again created by the Hipgnosis team, who created a series of tableaux based on ‘absence’, including the empty gesture of a handshake between two US business men (one of whom is on fire), a diver that causes no ripples, and a piece of gauze floating in the wind, photographed somewhere in Norfolk, UK.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/16 at 7:39 am

September 2nd 1976 - The first issue of Musician magazine was published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 4:03 am

September 3rd 1976 - The U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the planet's surface.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 6:00 pm

September 4th 1976, Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album after being on the charts for over a year. The album went on to sell over 5 million copies in the US and was the first of three No.1 albums for the group.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 6:07 pm

September 4th 1976, The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Should Be Dancing', the group's third US No.1, a No.5 hit n the UK. It was this song that launched the trio into Disco stardom and is the first chart-topper in which Barry Gibb used his now-trademark falsetto.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 6:12 pm

September 4th 1976, The Sex Pistols made their television debut when they appeared on the Manchester based Granada TV program 'So It Goes'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 4:36 am

September 5th 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington was seriously injured in a car crash in Florida.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/16 at 4:20 am

September 6th 1976 - Steve Yeager (Los Angeles) was seriously injured when part of a broken bat struck him in the throat. He was waiting in the on-deck circle when the incident occurred.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/16 at 5:56 am

September 6th 1976 – Cold War: Soviet Air Force pilot Lieutenant Viktor Belenko lands a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States; his request is granted.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/16 at 12:49 am

September 7th 1976, ABBA were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Dancing Queen', the group's fourth UK No.1 single and their only US No.1 chart topper. The song was a No.1 hit in over a dozen countries and stayed at the top of the Swedish charts for 14 weeks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 7:51 am

September 11th 1976 – A bomb planted by Zvonko Bušić is found at New York's Grand Central Terminal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 8:03 am

September 11th 1976, KC and the Sunshine Band went to No.1 on the US singles chart with '(Shake Shake Shake), Shake Your Body', the group's third US No.1, a No.22 hit in the UK.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 4:19 am

September 17th 1976 - Ringo Starr released "Ringo's Rotogravure."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 8:23 am

September 17th 1976 – The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/16 at 7:13 pm

September 18th 1976, One Hit Wonders Wild Cherry started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Play That Funky Music'. The song started life as a B-side. It was the group's only hit in the UK which peaked at No.7.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/16 at 9:50 pm

September 18th 1976 - The second annual Rock Music Awards ran on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/16 at 10:09 pm

September 18th 1976 - A taped performance of Elton John & Kiki Dee performing "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/16 at 10:39 pm

September 18th 1976 - "More Than A Feeling" by Boston was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/16 at 4:40 am

September 19th 1976 – Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets fly out to investigate an unidentified flying object when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withdrawal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/16 at 5:41 pm

September 20th 1976, The first of the two night 100 Club Punk Festival, Oxford St, London, featuring the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Sub Way Sect, Suzie (spelling on the poster), And The Banshees, The Buzzcocks, Vibrators and Stinky Toys. Admission £1.50.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/16 at 6:07 pm

September 20th 1976, AC/DC released their third studio album 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap'. The album has been certified 6x Platinum in the United States, which means that it has sold at least 6 million copies, becoming the third highest sold album by AC/DC in the US after 'Highway To Hell' and 'Back In Black'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/16 at 8:11 pm

September 20th 1976 - The Captain & Tennille show premiered on ABC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 5:50 am

September 21st 1976 – Seychelles joins the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 6:31 am

September 21st 1976 – Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Chile, is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet. (b. 1932)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 4:40 pm

September 21st 1976 - The 20th album by the Bee Gees, "Children of the World," was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 6:11 am

September 23rd 1976 - The first season of "Black Sheep Squadron" began on NBC under the name "Baa Baa Black Sheep".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 6:08 am

September 25th 1976, Paul McCartney and Wings played a charity concert in St Mark's Square, Venice to raise funds for the historic city. The night was a success but the weight of the equipment used by the group caused more damage to the square.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 8:00 am

September 25th 1976 - The Walter Murphy Band performed "A Fifth of Beethoven" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 6:17 am

September 28th 1976 - The 100th episode of "M*A*S*H" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 9:01 am

September 28th 1976 - A&M Records sued George Harrison for failing to deliver his LP "33 1/3" on time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 3:44 pm

September 28th 1976, Stevie Wonder released his eighteenth studio album Songs in the Key of Life, an ambitious double LP with a four-song bonus EP. It debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Chart on October 8, 1976, becoming only the third album in history to achieve that feat and the first by an American artist.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 7:55 pm

September 29th 1976, Enjoying his own birthday celebrations singer Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bass player Norman Owens in the chest. Lewis had been blasting holes in an office door. Owens survived but sued his boss.

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Written By: nally on 09/30/16 at 12:02 am

Also on September 29th 1976: Tommy Lasorda officially became manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a position he would hold for about 20 years. O0

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 5:59 am

October 7th 1976 – Hua Guofeng becomes Mao Zedong's successor as chairman of Communist Party of China, following the latter's death barely a month earlier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 8:34 am

October 7th 1976, John Lennon was awarded his ‘Green Card’ - permanent residency status, at a hearing in New York which overturned previous efforts by the US Government to deport him. The three judge panel of the US Court of Appeals ruled that his 1968 arrest in Britain for possession of marijuana was "contrary to US ideas of due process and was invalid as a means of banishing the former Beatle from America."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/16 at 5:03 pm

October 9th 1976, One hit wonders Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'A Fifth Of Beethoven', it made No.28 in the UK.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 4:40 am

October 11th 1976 – George Washington's appointment, posthumously, to the grade of General of the Armies by congressional joint resolution Public Law 94-479 is approved by President Gerald R. Ford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 4:07 pm

October 11th 1976, Pussycat started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mississippi' making them the first Dutch act to top the UK chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/16 at 8:42 pm

October 20th 1976, The Led Zeppelin film 'The Song Remains The Same', premiered in New York City. The charity night raised $25,000 for the save the children fund.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/16 at 7:31 am

October 21st 1976, Keith Moon played his last show with The Who at the end of a North American tour at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/16 at 8:42 am

October 22nd 1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs.

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Written By: nally on 10/22/16 at 2:16 pm


October 22nd 1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs.

...which is kinda sad, but it was the right decision to ban the substance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/16 at 3:18 am

October 23rd 1976, The Jam played an afternoon show in Soho Market, London, England and in the evening, The Clash appeared at The ICA in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/16 at 3:25 am

October 23rd 1976, Chicago started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'If You Leave Me Now'. It was the group's 18th Top 40 and first US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK. It went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/16 at 3:38 am

October 23rd 1976, Led Zeppelin made their US television debut on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, they performed ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Dazed And Confused’.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 7:51 am

October 28th 1976 - The 200th episode of "Hawaii Five-O" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 4:00 pm

November 13th 1976, Rod Stewart started an 8 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tonight's The Night'. It was Rod's second US No.1; it made No.5 in the UK after being banned by many radio stations due to song being about the seduction of a virgin. The song features whispers from actress Britt Ekland who was Stewart's girlfriend at the time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 4:02 pm

November 13th 1976, Led Zeppelin scored their seventh UK No.1 with the film soundtrack double album The Song Remains The Same, peaking at No.2 on the US chart. The tracks were recorded at Madison Square Garden, New York City in 1973.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 4:46 am

November 15th 1976 – René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favor of independence.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 4:34 am

November 23rd 1976 – Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 6:48 am

November 23rd 1976, Ten hours after his last arrest, Jerry Lee Lewis was nicked again after brandishing a Derringer pistol outside Elvis Presley's Graceland's home in Memphis, demanding to see the 'King'. When police arrived they found Lewis sat in his car with the loaded Derringer pistol resting on his knee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 11:13 pm

November 24th 1976, Chicago started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'If You Leave Me Now', the American group's only UK No.1. It went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 7:13 am

November 24th 1976 – The Çaldıran–Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 4:04 am

November 25th 1976 - O.J. Simpson (Buffalo Bills) ran for 273 yards against the Detroit Lions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 7:50 am

November 25th 1976, The Band made their final performance; 'The Last Waltz' held on American Thanksgiving Day, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The show also featured Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton and others. The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary of the same name, released in 1978.

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Written By: Cherie70 on 11/27/16 at 11:52 am

March 30, 1970 Miles Davis' album Witches Brew was released.
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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/16 at 5:20 am

November 29th 1976, Lancaster local council cancelled the Sex Pistols gig at Lancaster Poly, England. The reason was given in a statement by the council saying: 'We don't want that sort of filth (The Sex Pistols) in the town limits.'

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Written By: nally on 11/29/16 at 8:44 am


November 29th 1976, Lancaster local council cancelled the Sex Pistols gig at Lancaster Poly, England. The reason was given in a statement by the council saying: 'We don't want that sort of filth (The Sex Pistols) in the town limits.'

I once had a friend who was born on that day. She would, of course, be 40 today! :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 4:34 am

November 30th 1976 - George Harrison appeared on BBC-2-TV's "The Old Grey Whistley Contest."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 3:40 am

December 1st 1976, The Sex Pistols appeared on ITV's live early evening 'Today' show (in place of Queen who had pulled out following a trip to the dentists by Freddie Mercury). Taunted by interviewer Bill Grundy who asked the band to say something outrageous, guitarist Steve Jones says: 'You dirty #######...you dirty ######...what a ####### rotter!' Grundy died of a heart attack aged 69 on 9th Feb 1993.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 7:02 am

December 2nd 1976 – Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 7:52 am

December 2nd 1976, The first day of the photo shoot for the forthcoming Pink Floyd Animals album cover took place at Battersea Power Station in London, England with a giant inflatable pig lashed between two of the structure's tall towers. A trained marksman was hired ready to fire if the inflatable escaped, but was not needed on this, the first day. Unfortunately the following day the marksman hadn't been rebooked, so when the inflatable broke free from its moorings, it was able to float away, eventually landing in Kent where it was recovered by a local farmer, reportedly furious that it had ‘scared his cows.’

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 4:52 am

December 3rd 1976, An attempt was made on Bob Marley's life when seven gunmen burst into his Kingston home injuring Marley his wife Rita and manager Don Taylor, the attack was believed to be politically motivated.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 4:23 pm

December 3rd 1976, An estimated three and a half million people applied for ABBA's forthcoming British Albert Hall concerts, there were just over 11 thousand tickets available.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 2:58 am

December 4th 1976 - Judy Collins performed "Send in the Clowns" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 5:22 pm

December 4th 1976, Workers at EMI records went on strike, refusing to package The Sex Pistols single 'Anarchy In The UK.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 5:29 pm

December 4th 1976, American guitarist Tommy Bolin died from a heroin overdose aged 25 the day after opening a show for Jeff Beck in Miami, Florida. Bolin was a member of Zephyr (1969 to 1971), The James Gang (1973 to 1974) and Deep Purple (1975 to 1976).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 2:30 am

December 5th 1976 - The sixth and final season of "McMillan and Wife" began.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 5:12 am

December 5th 1976, Music weekly NME reviewed The Sex Pistols debut single 'Anarchy In The UK' saying "Johnny Rotten sings flat, the song is laughably naive, and the overall feeling is of a third-rate Who imitation."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 6:59 pm

December 6th 1976, Showaddywaddy were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Under The Moon Of Love', (originally a hit in 1961 for Curtis Lee). The rock 'n' roll revival group from Leicester, England had nine other Top 10 hits with remakes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 4:35 pm

December 7th 1976 - Vernon Presley was taken to the hospital after an Elvis concert. He left the hospital two days later after what appeared to be a heart attack.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 8:44 pm

December 7th 1976 - Elvis Presley wrote a note, that was later found in his room, that explained his desperate mental state.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 8:11 pm

December 31st 1976 - The Cars gave their debut performance at Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, NH.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 9:13 pm

January 1st 1977, Genesis played the first of three nights at the new-look Rainbow Theatre, London, tickets cost £2.50 ($4.25). The theatre had been completely renovated at a cost of £80,000 ($136,000).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 9:39 pm

January 1st 1977, The Clash played the opening night at punk's first real venue, The Roxy Club in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/17 at 4:14 pm

January 3rd 1977 – Apple Computer is incorporated.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 6:45 pm

January 11th 1977 - France released Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 8:25 pm

January 12th 1977, EMI Records issued a statement saying it felt unable to promote The Sex Pistols records in view of the adverse publicity generated over the last two months.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 8:48 pm

January 12th 1977, The Police had their first rehearsal, held at drummer's Stewart Copeland's London flat, with Henri Padovani on guitar.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/17 at 2:35 am

January 14th 1977, David Bowie released his eleventh studio album Low, the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno termed the "Berlin Trilogy". The track 'Sound and Vision' was released as a single and used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing much needed exposure, as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song reach No.3 on the UK charts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/17 at 6:30 am

January 15th 1977, The Eagles were at No.1 on the US album chart with Hotel California the group's third US No.1 album. In the 2013 documentary History of the Eagles, Don Henley said the song was about "a journey from innocence to experience...that's all".

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Written By: nally on 01/23/17 at 12:01 pm


January 15th 1977, The Eagles were at No.1 on the US album chart with Hotel California the group's third US No.1 album. In the 2013 documentary History of the Eagles, Don Henley said the song was about "a journey from innocence to experience...that's all".

Five days later, Jimmy Carter was sworn into office as the 39th U.S. President.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/17 at 7:39 am

March 2nd 1977, The Jam played the first of a five-week Wednesday night run at The Red Cow, Hammersmith, London. The group had just signed a four-year recording contract with Polydor records.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/17 at 3:33 am

March 11th 1977 – The 1977 Hanafi Siege: More than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims are set free after ambassadors from three Islamic nations join negotiations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/17 at 9:12 pm

March 16th 1977 – Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt, the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.

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Written By: nally on 03/23/17 at 11:56 pm

March 23rd 1977 - The first of The Nixon Interviews (12 would be recorded over four weeks) are videotaped with British journalist David Frost interviewing former United States President Richard Nixon about the Watergate scandal and the Nixon tapes.

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Written By: nally on 03/28/17 at 5:47 pm

March 28th 1977 - Marquette University wins the men's NCAA basketball tournament with a win over the University of North Carolina 67-59.

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Written By: nally on 04/07/17 at 12:51 pm

One day late: April 6th 1977 - The Seattle Mariners played their first game in team history, to a sold-out crowd of 57,762 at the Kingdome, losing 7-0 to the California Angels.

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Written By: nally on 04/07/17 at 12:52 pm

The Toronto Blue Jays baseball team played their first game on April 7, 1977 against the Chicago White Sox before a home crowd of 44,649. The game is now perhaps best remembered for the minor snowstorm which began just before the game started. Toronto won the snowy affair 9–5, led by Doug Ault's two home runs. (It would be the first of only 54 wins for the Jays that season.)

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/17 at 4:38 pm

April 16th 1977, David Soul one half of TV cop show "Starsky & Hutch", went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Don't Give Up On Us', his only US hit. Also No.1 in the UK.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 04/28/17 at 12:02 pm

April 28th 1977: The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 8:36 pm

May 2nd 1977 - Eric Clapton recorded "Wonderful Tonight."

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 6:11 pm

May 3rd 1977 - Paul Simon and Phoebe Snow performed at a benefit concert for the New York Public Library.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/17 at 7:52 pm

May 10th 1977 - Joan Crawford, American film and television actress, died at her New York apartment from a heart attack. She began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. Crawford became one of Hollywood's most prominent movie stars and one of the highest-paid women in the United States, but her films began losing money and, by the end of the 1930s, she was labelled "box office poison". But her career gradually improved in the early 1940s, and she made a major comeback in 1945 by starring in Mildred Pierce, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She would go on to receive Best Actress nominations for Possessed (1947) and Sudden Fear (1952). Her year of birth is disputed.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 05/25/17 at 5:59 pm

May 25th 1977: The first Star Wars movie, simply titled Star Wars (later retitled as Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope), is released in theaters.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: DesiredUsernameWasTaken on 06/13/17 at 6:25 am


June 13th 1977 – Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.


Seriously, stop hogging up all the decade sections with these " years ago" threads. They were interesting at first, but just let them die.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/17 at 7:17 pm


June 13th 1977 – Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.

Seriously, stop hogging up all the decade sections with these " years ago" threads. They were interesting at first, but just let them die.

Over the past few weeks I have posted less in these threads, and btw, I am not the only one who replies to those topics! I have removed it, happy now?

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/17 at 11:01 pm


May 25th 1977: The first Star Wars movie, simply titled Star Wars (later retitled as Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope), is released in theaters.
On topic.

It was then in my position of work I managed to view the first Star Wars movie three times at private screenings before it opened to the public in the UK in December that year.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 06/13/17 at 11:16 pm


Over the past few weeks I have posted less in these threads, and btw, I am not the only one who replies to those topics! I have removed it, happy now?


Same with me. I also contribute to them too... but only when there's something useful. In fact, I even have shared some of my own personal memories that have occurred (x) years ago. (But not on this thread, since I wasn't around in 1977. However, I do know of some things that occurred that year.)

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 06/13/17 at 11:17 pm


On topic.

It was then in my position of work I managed to view the first Star Wars movie three times at private screenings before it opened to the public in the UK in December that year.

Awesome. O0

I saw the movie on video for the first time in the late 80's.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/16/17 at 5:28 am

June 16th 1977 – Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 06/16/17 at 10:51 am

...and on the previous day, the film A Bridge Too Far made its theatrical debut.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/17/17 at 2:41 am

June 17th 1977, After Jimmy Helms pulled out of a gig at Shoreditch College, the members of the social committee decided to call upon famous local, Elton John who lived up the road and ask if he would perform. Elton did the gig for two bottles of wine.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/17 at 7:15 am

June 25th 1977, Marvin Gaye went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Got To Give It Up', his third US No.1.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 06/26/17 at 11:41 am

...and the next day, 26 June 1977: Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana at Market Square Arena.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/17 at 2:05 am

June 30th 1977, Marvel Comics launched a comic book based on the rock group KISS

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/17 at 7:53 pm

June 30th 1977 – The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 6:26 pm

July 4th 1977 – The George Jackson Brigade plants a bomb at the main power substation for the Washington state capitol in Olympia, in solidarity with a prison strike at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary Intensive Security Unit

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 07/26/17 at 4:43 pm

July 26th 1977 - The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/17 at 3:49 am

August 10th 1977 – In Yonkers, New York, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") is arrested for a series of killings in the New York City area over the period of one year.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 08/10/17 at 1:03 pm


August 10th 1977 – In Yonkers, New York, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") is arrested for a series of killings in the New York City area over the period of one year.


http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2060415!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_635/sam30n-4-web.jpg

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/17 at 8:16 am

August 12th 1977 - The space shuttle Enterprise passed its first solo flight test.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/17 at 8:21 am

August 12th 1977 – The 1977 riots in Sri Lanka, targeting the minority Sri Lankan Tamils, begin, less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 11:20 am

August 14th 1977 - The New York Cosmos and the Fort Lauderdale Strikes played a game in front of 77,961 fans at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. It was the largest crowd to witness a soccer game in the United States. The Cosmos beat the Strikers 8-3.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 08/16/17 at 10:57 am

It was on this date in 1977 when Elvis Presley passed away; he was only 42. :\'(

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 08/16/17 at 1:05 pm


It was on this date in 1977 when Elvis Presley passed away; he was only 42. :\'(


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Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 3:46 am


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/42/56/0d/42560deb992a2a0e45e0bac51dbbce32--newspaper-headlines-headline-news.jpg
August 17th 1977 - Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD) reported that in one day the number of orders for flowers to be delivered to Graceland had surpassed the number for any other event in the company's history.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 6:22 am

August 17th 1977 - The Police played their first gig without original guitarist Henri Padovani at Rebecca's Club in Birmingham, England.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 08/17/17 at 7:18 am


August 17th 1977 - Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD) reported that in one day the number of orders for flowers to be delivered to Graceland had surpassed the number for any other event in the company's history.



Wow, that's a lot of flowers.  :o

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 7:35 am



Wow, that's a lot of flowers.  :o
He was very popular.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 2:29 pm

August 18th 1977, The Police made their live debut as a three-piece band when they played at Rebecca's Birmingham, England. The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and are generally regarded as one of the first New Wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock that was influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 3:35 pm

August 18th 1977, Two Missouri girls were killed and a third was critically injured when a car being driven by an 18-year-old Memphis teen swerved into a crowd of over 2,000 mourners standing in front of Graceland's music gate at about 4am. The driver was charged with drunk driving, leaving the scene of an accident and two counts of second degree murder.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 3:52 am


Seriously, stop hogging up all the decade sections with these " years ago" threads. They were interesting at first, but just let them die.
Over the past few daysI have posted less in these threads, and btw, I am not the only one who replies to those topics!

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 4:28 am

August 24th 1977, Singer, songwriter Waylon Jennings was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine. Jennings had recently been named an honorary police chief.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 1:11 pm

September 1st 1977 - Blondie signed its first major record company contract with Chrysalis.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/17 at 12:23 am

September 4th 1977 – The Golden Dragon massacre takes place in San Francisco.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 6:29 am

September 5th 1977 - Voyager 1 (US) satellite launched toward fly-by of Jupiter and Saturn.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 09/10/17 at 11:36 am

September 10th 1977: The people of Gibraltar vote to remain a British dependency rather than becoming part of Spain.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/17 at 3:28 am

September 11th 1977, David Bowie recorded a guest appearance on 'Bing Crosby's 'Merrie Olde Christmas' TV show duetting with Crosby on 'Peace On Earth - Little Drummer Boy. The track became a UK No.3 hit five years later in 1982.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/17 at 8:53 am

September 11th 1977 - Bernie Taupin made his television acting debut on ABC's "The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew meet Dracula." He played the character Circus. Taupin was known for being Elton John's lyricist.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/17 at 10:15 am

September 11th 1977 - Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy O'Connors winning US Open.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 3:29 pm

September 13th 1977 - The first diesel automobiles were introduced by General Motors.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 09/15/17 at 5:15 pm

September 15th 1977: The television series CHiPs premiered on NBC network.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/17 at 1:07 pm

September 17th 1977 - Dave Kingman hits his first New York Yankees' homer, Reggie Jackson hits two more.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/17 at 1:07 pm


September 15th 1977: The television series CHiPs premiered on NBC network.
O0

I could be watching the feature film that was released this year very soon.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/17 at 6:07 am


O0

I could be watching the feature film that was released this year very soon.
I have just started watching CHiPs and I am already disappointed with it, for right from the start there are unsavoury scenes and language.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 10:56 pm

September 25th 1977 – About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 9:37 am

September 29th 1977 - James Brown's band walked out on him Hallandale, FL. They were complaining about being underpaid and overworked.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 9:54 am

September 29th 1977 - Eva Shain became the first woman to officiate a heavyweight title boxing match. About 70 million people on watched Muhammad Ali defeat Ernie Shavers on NBC-TV.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 6:14 am

October 2nd 1977 - Gene Simmons (KISS) received a platinum record for his solo album.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 7:46 am

October 2nd 1977, The body of Elvis Presley and his mother Gladys were moved from the cemetery where they were buried to Graceland's after an unsuccessful attempt was made to body snatch the coffin.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 8:16 am

October 6th 1977 - New York Yankees win American League pennant by rallying for three runs in 9th to beat Kansas City Royals 5-3 in 5th and deciding playoff game.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 5:08 am

October 8th 1977, One half of TV cop show "Starsky & Hutch" (he was blonde Hutch), David Soul was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Silver Lady', his second and last UK No.1 single.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 11:47 am

October 13th 1977, 32 year old Shirley Brickley of The Orlons was shot and killed by an intruder in her Philadelphia home. The Orlons had five US Top 20 hits in the 60’s including ‘The Wah Watusi’, ‘Don't Hang Up’ and ‘South Street’.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 10/14/17 at 9:49 am

October 14th 1977: Bing Crosby, American crooner and actor, died from a massive heart attack after playing a full 18 holes of golf with partner Manuel Pinero. Crosby, according to his opponent Valentin Barrios, was in good spirits throughout the day, and was photographed several times during the round. Crosby was 74 years old. :\'(

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 8:29 am

October 15th 1977 - Arkansas Razorbacks' Steve Little kicks a record-tying 67-yard field goal.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 10/20/17 at 7:37 pm

October 20, 1977 - Skynyrd plane crash.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/remembering-lynyrd-skynyrds-plane-crash-ronnie-van-zant-w509500

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 1:50 pm


October 20, 1977 - Skynyrd plane crash.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/remembering-lynyrd-skynyrds-plane-crash-ronnie-van-zant-w509500
:\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 1:50 pm

October 24th 1977, Rolling Stone Keith Richards was fined £205 after admitting having cannabis, Chinese heroin, mandrax tablets and a revolver at his Chelsea home in the UK. Later in the evening, Keith and Anita Pallenberg accidentally set fire to their London hotel bedroom.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 5:51 pm

October 24th 1977 – Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/17 at 5:19 am

October 27th 1977, American musician Roy Estrada known as a founding member of Little Feat and who also worked with Frank Zappa was convicted of sexual assault on a child. Estrada served six years in prison. In January 2012, he pleaded guilty to a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child which happened in March 2008. In the plea bargain agreement, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison and is not eligible for parole.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/27/17 at 6:18 am


October 24th 1977 – Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.


I did my "student co-op" (like an internship on steroids) with this company in the early to mid 80s.  It was a real pleasure.  I was sad I didn't get to work for them after graduation (hiring freeze).  In hindsight, it worked out better for me (the company is no more).  I'll always have good feelings about DEC and their awesome (for the time) computing products.  :)

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 5:53 am


I did my "student co-op" (like an internship on steroids) with this company in the early to mid 80s.  It was a real pleasure.  I was sad I didn't get to work for them after graduation (hiring freeze).  In hindsight, it worked out better for me (the company is no more).  I'll always have good feelings about DEC and their awesome (for the time) computing products.  :)


wonderful

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 5:53 am

November 1st 1977 - New York Islanders' Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Calgary Flames 9-0-Trottier four goals.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 7:28 am

November 3rd 1977 - During a concert in London, Elton John announced that he was retiring from live performances. He resumed touring on February 3, 1979 in Sweden.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 8:26 am

November 6th 1977, ABBA started a four week run at No.1 on the UK single chart with 'The Name Of The Game, the group's 6th No.1. The song was first called 'A Bit Of Myself.'

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 11:15 am

November 12th 1977 - Dorothy Moore performed "I Believe You" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 12:02 pm

November 12th 1977, The Sex Pistols went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP Never Mind The Bull Hooks, Here's The Sex Pistols'. the punk group's only No.1 album. The album was met by a hail of controversy upon its release. The first problems involved the allegedly 'obscene' name of the album, resulting in the prosecution of the manager of the Nottingham Virgin record shop for having displayed it in a window. More outrage was sparked by the lyrics of the songs 'God Save the Queen' and 'Anarchy in the UK.'

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 7:09 am

November 13th 1977 - 25th New York Islanders' shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 12/20/17 at 1:04 pm


I did my "student co-op" (like an internship on steroids) with this company in the early to mid 80s.  It was a real pleasure.  I was sad I didn't get to work for them after graduation (hiring freeze).  In hindsight, it worked out better for me (the company is no more).  I'll always have good feelings about DEC and their awesome (for the time) computing products.  :)



wonderful

A bit late for this, but... great story! O0

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 12/20/17 at 1:05 pm


I have just started watching CHiPs and I am already disappointed with it, for right from the start there are unsavoury scenes and language.

Well, some of the episodes are like that, but... for the most part, the level of violence is generally low.

I have mentioned that many freeway scenes were filmed in familiar territory for me.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 12/20/17 at 1:05 pm

December 20th 1977: Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 01/05/18 at 12:39 pm

January 5th 1978 - Bülent Ecevit, of Republican People's Party of Turkey (known locally as Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi), forms the new government of Turkey (42nd government).

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 01/13/18 at 5:37 pm

January 13th 1978: United States Food and Drug Administration requires all blood donations to be labeled "paid" or "volunteer" donors.

Hey, that was a Friday The 13th!

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 02/01/18 at 6:00 am

I'm cheating a bit, but...

41 years ago -- February 1, 1977 -- Dario Argento's Suspiria opened in Italy. (It opened August 10th in San Fran, and then the rest of the USA two days later.)

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 02/02/18 at 11:05 am

...and one year later, on February 1st 1978 (yeah I know, i'm a day late today):

Film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France, after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl. :o

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 02/10/18 at 11:24 pm

February 10, 1978 - Van Halen releases its self-titled debut album. The electric guitar has never been the same.

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Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 02/16/18 at 12:38 pm


February 10, 1978 - Van Halen releases its self-titled debut album. The electric guitar has never been the same.


O0

That album had several great tracks, including a cover of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me."

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 02/16/18 at 12:39 pm

February 16th 1978: The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago).

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 03/28/18 at 11:34 pm

Interesting... on March 28th 1978, The US Supreme Court hands down 5–3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity. :o

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Dr. Mario on 03/31/18 at 8:41 pm

March 31st, 1978 - USSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/18 at 6:21 pm

April 28th 1978 – President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/18 at 6:25 pm

May 1st 1978 – Japan's Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/18 at 9:32 am

May 4th 1978 – The South African Defence Force attacks a SWAPO base at Cassinga in southern Angola, killing about 600 people.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 2:31 pm

May 6th 1978, The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever started an 18 week run at No.1 on the UK album chart, also No.1 in the US. The album, which features seven Bee Gees songs, went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 9:00 am

May 13th 1978 - The final episode of "Bionic Woman" aired.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 2:50 pm

May 13th 1978, Boney M were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Rivers of Babylon'. The single which stayed at the top of the charts for five weeks was originally by the Jamaican reggae group The Melodians, whose version of the song appeared in the soundtrack to the 1972 movie The Harder They Come.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/18 at 3:01 pm

June 9th 1978, The Rolling Stones released Some Girls, their first studio album recorded with Ronnie Wood as a full member. The album cover was designed by Peter Corriston and featured The Rolling Stones in garish drag alongside select female celebrities and lingerie ads. The cover immediately ran into trouble when Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli (representing her mother Judy Garland), Raquel Welch, and the estate of Marilyn Monroe threatened legal action.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/18 at 5:30 pm

June 9th 1978 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to "all worthy men", ending a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 06/15/18 at 11:12 am

June 15th 1978: King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 06/25/18 at 3:42 pm

June 25th 1978: The rainbow flag representing gay pride first flew in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Rainbow_flag_and_blue_skies.jpg

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 10/12/18 at 2:10 pm

Ten days late for this... on October 2nd 1978, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox played a 163rd game to break the tie for the American League East division title; the Yankees won it on a home run by Bucky Dent. Yankee dislikers have referred to it as the "Bucky Bleeping Dent" Game.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 1:02 pm

October 23rd 1978 - China and Japan formally ended four decades of hostility when they exchanged treaty ratifications.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: 2001 on 10/23/18 at 1:06 pm


October 23rd 1978 - China and Japan formally ended four decades of hostility when they exchanged treaty ratifications.


Didn't know it took that long after the second world war.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 5:46 pm

October 23rd 1978 - CBS Records raised the price of vinyl records by one dollar to $8.98.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 6:16 pm

October 23rd 1978 - Bryan Trottier (New York Islanders) broke an NHL record when he scored six points in one period.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 10/25/18 at 5:39 am

October 25, 1978 - John Carpenter's Halloween premiered in Kansas City, MO. It did very little business until the subsequent weeks when word of mouth spread. Until this year's film, the 1978 chiller was the only Halloween with a Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Halloween spawned a slew of imitators including Friday the 13th; Happy Birthday to Me; Prom Night; Silent Night, Deadly Night; Maniac; April Fool's Day; My Bloody Valentine; Graduation Day; and New Year's Evil. Almost every holiday is taken.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41yzEOzjm8L.jpg

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/18 at 5:52 am


October 25, 1978 - John Carpenter's Halloween premiered in Kansas City, MO. It did very little business until the subsequent weeks when word of mouth spread. Until this year's film, the 1978 chiller was the only Halloween with a Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Halloween spawned a slew of imitators including Friday the 13th; Happy Birthday to Me; Prom Night; Silent Night, Deadly Night; Maniac; April Fool's Day; My Bloody Valentine; Graduation Day; and New Year's Evil. Almost every holiday is taken.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41yzEOzjm8L.jpg
O0

Brings back the memories of that time!

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 11/28/18 at 12:08 am

November 27, 1978 - LGBT activist Harvey Milk is shot and killed. His life story was made into a movie starring Sean Penn. He was the first openly LGBT man to hold public office.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 12:09 pm


November 27, 1978 - LGBT activist Harvey Milk is shot and killed. His life story was made into a movie starring Sean Penn. He was the first openly LGBT man to hold public office.
...and was a powerful film too.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/18 at 1:32 pm

December 16th 1978 - Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of People's Republic of China.

Subject: Re: 40 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 01/25/19 at 12:20 pm

January 25th 1979: Pope John Paul II starts his first official papal visits outside Italy to The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Mexico.

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